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Things to do in Jedburgh

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The top 3 attractions in Jedburgh

Villages in Jedburgh
This is a very green and beautiful corner of Scotland. Jedburgh is an hour away from Edinburgh, heading south. It used to be on the main road to London, but now there's a faster highway. It's really only for lovers of beautiful scenery, and not so much for people who want to get to the south fast. There are lush rolling hills, with little vegetation, typical of Scotland. But the part near Jedburgh is greener, with forests and plenty of nature-related activities. You can go camping, an activity that isn't regulated in Scotland. Theoretically, any field is good for setting up your tent, and no one will say anything because all the fields are public property. People can only rent them for very long-term. Obviously, you have to leave the place as clean as you left it, but knowing the prices of hotels and campsites in Scotland, it's worth it. The closer to a small river, the better (for water). If not, you can go to a hotel for one night and then continue camping. There are very beautiful places for hiking, and it's quite safe.
Abbeys in Jedburgh
Jedburgh Abbey
The most southerly area of Scotland merges with the northernmost of England in a region called the Borders, an area full of history and personality. One feature of the region are its 4 abbeys that once had greater relevance in the country's history. One of them is Jedburgh abbey, founded in the XII century by one of the most important monarchs in Scottish history, David I, in conjunction with Bishop John of Glasgow, it was given the name St. Mary of Jedburgh, near the river Jed. Today, after a long period of work by historians and archaeologists, it is one of the best preserved in the area and one of the best examples of fusion of Romanesque and Gothic styles. This abbey was founded by Augustinian monks with French and English origin, which indicates that it had a higher form of spiritual care needed and also by possessed characteristics are the canonical order. The construction of an abbey so close to England, served to delineate possessions/territories of the Kingdom of Scotland in the Middle Ages. The end of its activity as Abbey was due to Scottish religious reform during the XVI century. Today, it is the biggest attraction of Jedburgh and one of the most important monuments in ​​the Borders. It was one of the abbeys attacked by the English because of its geographic location, with direct passageway for anyone going from England to Scotland.
Castles in Jedburgh
Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum
This castle, which was used as a prison in the 19th century, is the second most important attraction in the town of Jedburgh. In perfect condition, it's most famous because it's supposedly being haunted by a notable prisoner for the last two centuries. Inside, you can read curious stories from prisoners of the time of how sentences were applied for up to 30 days for stealing a potato, or that prisoners were separated into galleries depending on the crimes. Given that admission is free, I think it's worth giving a few coins that are often begged for. A very peculiar place.