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7. Jedburgh Abbey

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Jedburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey is  the best preserved of all the border abbeys, its vast church towering over a sloping siste in the centre of town beside the Jed Water. Entry is through the bright visitor centre at the bottom of the hill, where you can view Jedburgh's most treasured archeological find, the Jedburgh Comb, carved around 1100 from walrus ivory and decorated with a griffin and a dragon.
 
Enter the Abbey Church itself via the west door to appreciate fully the three storey nave's perfectly proportioned parade of columns and arches, a fine example of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic design. Climb the narrow staircase in the west front to the balcony overlooking the nave, for a fine view of the interior. 

Jedburgh Abbey Address:
Abbey Bridgend
Jedburgh
TD8 6JQ
Scotland, UK
 
Jedburgh Abbey Opening Times:
April to September, Daily, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
October to March, Daily, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm 
 
Jedburgh Abbey Admission:
Adult £5.20
Concessions £ £4.20
Child £3.10

T  +44 (0)1835 863925
 

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