Jedburgh Abbey

4/5 Abbey Bridgend, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, TD8 6JQ

01835 863 925
 

Overview

Explore one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s. Built over more than 70 years, Jedburgh is striking for its unusual mix of Romanesque and early Gothic architecture.

See the remains of ancillary buildings where the brethren ate and slept, and the vast kitchen and cellar ranges. Then walk in the recreated cloister garden to reflect on life in the medieval abbey.

Some exceptional early Christian artefacts, which pre-date the abbey by several centuries, are on display in the visitor centre.

What to see and do

  • Breathe in the sweet scent of herbs in the recreated cloister garden – the same plants once used in the medieval abbey
  • Sense the wealth and importance of the site from artefacts on display including a walrus ivory comb and a shrine remnant
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the abbey. 
  • Tour the abbey with our audio guide using your own mobile phone or one of our devices (included in admission price). 
Historic Scotland

Opening times

The shop, visitor centre and toilets are currently open at Jedburgh Abbey. The grounds are closed due to maintenance work on the walkways.

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.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.15pm

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