Jedburgh is a lovely market town in southeastern Scotland ten miles from the England border and only an hour's drive from Edinburgh. A dominant feature in this town is the Augustinian Abbey
built in the 12th century.
The ancient streets of the Town Trail
were walked by Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and other famous people. You can also visit the 16th century home of Mary, Queen of Scots.
The foundations of a 15th century religious house are laid out within the Greyfriars Garden
. The friars had grown vegetables, flowers, medicinal herbs and plants that were used for such things as clothing dyes. The house was demolished, but the site was excavated during the 1980s by archaeologists.
The Capon Tree
may well be 1,000 years old and is one of the UK's six most significant trees and is less than two miles south of the town center. Fifty ancient, rare and historical British trees were selected as a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to mark her Golden Jubilee.
This town boasts of its award-winning butchers including Allan Learmonth, who has run a traditional butcher's shop for more than 20 years. Allan has a special recipe for haggis
, which became the national dish of Scotland with the poem "Address to a Haggis" by Robert Burns in 1787. Allan's Chicken Pie with Haggis and Peppercorn Sauce
was the winner of the Best Savoury Pie
in Britain in 2009.