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Jedburgh Abbey, Jedburgh

Categories: Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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  • Not a great amount to see but worth the entrance fee - rather than trying to photograph it from outside the fence!. I went in to take some photos and was rewarded. 
  • This abbey was built on the cusp of the move from Romanesque architecture into Early Gothic and the windows reflect both styles for a surprisingly pretty result. The pillars under the tower crossing a...  read more »
  • Jedburgh abbey, like all the abbey ruins in the borders, is well worth a visit, for many reasons. Historic, fascinating and hugely aesthetically pleasing. The colours in the stones alone are worth a v...  read more »
  • What an incredible location. The ruins are spectacular and the history is great. The visitor center and museum were perfect for this venue. The kids ran ahead and were peppering the staff with questions that they loved to answer. It was a great wrap up to our day.
  • Lovely ruins of abbey. Impressive structure.
  • Very beautiful abbey, worth the entrance price.
  • My visits there were in 1978, 1984, 1988 and 2008. During the 80ies, there was grass on the floor of the cathedral body. Who remembers that one? Quite informative is the electronic guide. I like the silence of the place. It was not overcrowded. Good motives for photography.
  • Jedburgh is a 12th century church, although it supposedly has some 9th century Celtic stonework (which I wasn't able to identify). Compared to other Border Abbeys, it isn't quite as memorable, but it is definitely worth stopping by if you are touring the Border Abbeys and have the time. Despite the abbey's age, the tombstones are mostly newer (installed well after the abbey fell into ruin) but are nonetheless interesting examples of both inscription and neo-Classical sculpture.
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