Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey church. Find out more about our conservation work.
The grounds, visitor centre, shop and toilets are open.
- Our staff have been trained in hygiene and social distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
- Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
- We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting
- In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions)
In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry and as advised by Capability Scotland, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.
We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.
There is a public car park 100m from the site. Visitors can be dropped off at the front door.
Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.
Visitors' dogs are allowed at Jedburgh Abbey, but are not permitted in roofed areas.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.
Visiting the site
Visitors will be guided along a one-way route. Please follow the signage. Access to some spaces may be limited.
- The shops ground floor has level access through 885mm wide swing doors
The exhibition area and toilets are on the first floor up a modern spiral staircase with handrails either side
Level access to the first floor is also available via a ramp– the steward will open this route on request
The exhibition area gives an excellent view of the entire site. The interactive giving a virtual tour is not currently available, but a QR code link will enable visitors to access a virtual model of the abbey on their own devices
- The route through the remains of the abbey out-buildings (Cloister Range) and into the church is about 65m.
It starts as a timber decked steel bridge incorporating two flights of steps of 28 and eight steps. They have shallow treads and handrails on both sides. The route continues as gravel paths with stone steps.
There are four sets of steps, two with handrails. In addition there is a flight of nine unevenly spaced steps with no handrail at the east processional doorway into the church and a flight of eight unevenly spaced steps at the west processional doorway.
- The floor inside the church is mainly level with a paved walkway through gravel. There are single steps to the crossing and high altar
- The route into the west side is 25 metres. It starts with 14 steps down and then two flights with 1-2 steps
- The stone masonry exhibition will not be available at this time
- To access the kitchen, there is a flight of 7 steps without a handrail. The route continues with gravel and shallow stone steps. There is then a wooden platform with 2 steps up and 2 steps down
- To enter the undercroft, there are 6 narrow steps with a handrail, then 6 steps followed by another step onto a cobbled path
- There are four benches in the cloister, two picnic tables in the orchard and one picnic table in the west range
There are adapted toilets available on the first floor of the visitor centre, as well as in the car park, 100m from the site.