The historic royal burgh of Jedburgh is an attractive town 10 miles north of the border with England.
Up to the 17th century Jedburgh's position as a frontier town placed it in the midst of national battles and cross-border raids. The red sandstone abbey on the banks of the Jed Water was founded in 1138 by David I and was pillaged and rebuilt many times. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here in 1566, at a house which now tells the story of her tragic life.
History aside, take a riverside walk or browse the shops in the colourful renovated buildings in the Market Place and Canongate. Nearby, visitors will find the 16th century Ferniehirst Castle, seat of Clan Kerr, which is open to the public in July.
If visiting in June, don’t miss the annual music festival Riverside Rock, a vibrant family-focused event. Across the day of the festival, enjoy 12 hours of live music from both rock and traditional music acts from across the Borders and further afield, as well as plenty of entertainment for children.