Castlegate

Castlegate has several attractively restored houses. Nos 64 and 67 on the left have two sculptures, set into the walls, one of which might present Turnbull's bull. The abbey close was once the scene of a visit from Scott to the Wordsworths in 1803; he is said to have sat there and read them passages from his Lay of the Last Ministrels (plaques at nos 6 and 7). In 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed at no 11 further down Castlegate when leading the Jacobite army on its march towards England.

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Castlegate

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Market place
Market place
A plaque marks the original site of the
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Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey
Founded in 1138 for the Augustinian
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Mary Queen of Scots House
Mary Queen of Scots House
This is the attractive 16C tower house
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Canongate Bridge
Canongate Bridge
A narrow, mid-12C triple-arch bridge
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Georgian Jail and Museum
Georgian Jail and Museum
The prison with its strict reforming
Ferniehirst Castle
Ferniehirst Castle
Ferniehirst Castle occupies a
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Market place
Market place
A plaque marks the original site of the
0:15
Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey
Founded in 1138 for the Augustinian
1:00
Mary Queen of Scots House
Mary Queen of Scots House
This is the attractive 16C tower house
1:00
See all