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Jedburgh - Edinburgh
Between Jedburgh and Edinburgh
Between Jedburgh and Edinburgh
Driving and Detours:
Approximate distance: 48 miles or 77 km. Journey time approximately 2 hours.
A fairly fast road with some stretches of dual-carriageway. Extra care should be taken between St Boswells and Jedburgh due to blind summits on some of the hills. At this point the A68 follows the path of the Roman road built in the second century AD. The scenery is a mixture of woodland and farmland with some moorland at Soutra, between Pathhead and Lauder.
Castle built around a late 15th century Tower House. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here in 1566 after her visit to Jedburgh.
Off the A7 about 3 miles from the center of Edinburgh
near Pathhead, about 12 miles from Edinburgh.
17th century. Remodelled by Sir William Bruce 1630-1710
Lauder, approx. 22 miles from Edinburgh
and Scott's View
about 3 miles from the A68, turn East at the bridge over the River Tweed
Mary Queen of Scots House, Jedburgh
Castle Gaol, Jedburgh
East of Edinburgh on the A1:
- Haddington, interesting 18th-19th century architecture
- Lennoxlove House, home of the Duke of Hamilton
- North Berwick. Sea-side town.
- Bass Rock, 350 ft basalt rock, former monastic retreat, now a bird sanctuary.
- Tantallon Castle, set on sea cliffs, the castle of the Red Douglases, Earls of Angus.
- Dunbar, home of the American wilderness explorer John Muir.
Due South of Edinburgh (A703)
- Roslin Chapel, 1446, intricately carved stonemasonry with associations with freemasonry
- Peebles, fashionable county town on the Tweed surrounded by hills.
- Neidpath Castle, overlooking the River Tweed near Peebles
- St Ronan's Well
- Traquair House
East of the A68
- Manderston House
- Paxton House
- Mellerstain House
- Smailholm Tower
- Kelso Abbey
- Lindisfarne, Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle, south of berwick upon Tweed
West of the A68
- Bowhill, near Selkirk, 18th century mansion open only in July
- Craik Forest, half an hour west of Hawick
Accommodation en route or round about:
For accommodation in Edinburgh, see:
Accommodation in Edinburgh
For accommodation nearby the Edinburgh area see:
Accommodation in the Edinburgh area
Bed & Breakfast accommodation:
Eaglescairnie Mains. Georgian farmhouse bed and breakfast set in 400 acres. 30 minutes from Edinburgh.
Whitestone House, Peebles. Good value bed and breakfast in a Victorian former Manse.
Traquair House, Innerleithen. The oldest inhabited castle in Scotland, bed and breakfast.
Fauhope House. On the edge of Melrose, a fine Arts and Crafts house.
Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso. Georgian coaching inn in one of the prettiest town squares in Scotland.
Self-catering houses and cottages:
Stobo Home Farm, near Peebles. As mentioned in the bed and breakfast section but also sometimes with cottage rental accommodation sleeping 4.
Langhaugh Farm East Wing and Glen Manor, rentals sleep 8 and 6. Near Peebles.
Allanbank Cottages, near Duns. 2 cottages in the country, sleeping 4 each.
Plumbraes Barn, Ednam near Kelso. 3 self catering holiday cottages in farmland in the valley of the Tweed, sleeping 2, 4 and 4/6.
Eildon Holiday Cottages. 6 family cottages, 5 with disabled facilities, on the slopes of the Eildon Hills outside Melrose.
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