A Visitor Centre portrays its
turbulent past. In 1566 Mary Queen of Scots stayed
in Jedburgh in a house that now tells the story of
her tragic life. Winner of the country town prize
in Beautiful Scotland in Bloom, Jedburgh today
offers an attractive setting to follow the town
trail, take a riverside walk or browse amongst the
shops in the colourful renovated buildings in the
Market Place and Canongate.
Focal point of the local
calendar is the Jethart Callant Festival in early
July when the Callant leads his mounted supporters
in two weeks of ceremonial rideouts to places
linked with the town's history. Festival Day is
followed by the Jedburgh Border Games, South of
the town is the award winning Jedforest Deer and
Farm Park, whilst at the 16th century Ferniehirst
Castle, the grounds and Kerr Information Centre
are open to visitors on a limited basis.
Ancrum to the north lies Monteviot House Gardens
on the banks of the river, and Harestanes
Countryside Visitor Centre offering indoor and
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Visitors to the town can
enjoy free parking; local publications include
a Town Plan, mini-guide, town trail and
Places of interest include Ferniehirst Castle, Jedburgh Abbey, Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum, Mary Queen of Scots House, Monteviot House Gardens, Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Jedforest Deer and Farm Park, Jedburgh Golf Club (9 hole) and the Mounthooly Golf Driving Range.