The pretty market town of Jedburgh is situated on the main A68 in the south eastern corner of Scotland, and located 10 miles from the border with England. It has panoramic views at Carter Bar and is just over an hour's drive away from Scotland's vibrant capital, Edinburgh. This Royal and Ancient Burgh forms the historic gateway to Scotland.The town is dominated by a magnificent 12th century Augustinian Abbey with its dedicated visitor centre, while amenities include free car and coach parking with adjacent comfort stops and free WiFi access. There are restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea, and relax in the picturesque market place.
Jethart (the town's ancient local name) is situated in a vast and varied countryside area of outstanding beauty. It is the largest town in the 100 miles between Newcastle and Edinburgh (along the A68 trunk road).
Jedburgh has many leisure and sports facilities, including a swimming pool
, fitness centre, tennis courts, bowling green, fishing, and an 18 hole golf course, as well as an extensive network of pathways for walking
, horse riding
, and cycling
. Jedburgh is also one of the few areas of Britain, and indeed Europe, where the full range of stars can be seen at night. Visit Peter Flannery at www.astrocourse.co.uk