The Royal Burgh of Jedburgh

Town Trail









For many walkers and visitors it is important that they do not just enjoy the countryside around the community, but that they get a real feel for the community, and this is often best done on foot.

The Royal Burgh of Jedburgh is full of interest but it is also fairly compact so walking to its key points and historical interest is straighforward and rewarding. Most of the town trails are close to the Jed Water, this fact was indeed how the earliest written form of the town name was derived.
"Gedwearde" meaning "the enclosed settlement by the River Jed".

There are two ways to enjoy walking the town trail and historic locations. The first is a self led walk with the support of the Jedburgh Town Trail booklet. The second is to join in on a Guided Historic Walk. These walks have a nomimal cost and defined times, but are led by well informed local residents.

Self Led Walks
This is based on the Town Trail publication that was produced by the Scottish Borders Council and it can be purchased from several outlets in the town including the Tourist Information Centre or it can be puchased on-line. For the latter option click here.

The trail is approx 2.5 Km / 1.5 miles in length and the supporting material provides you with historical information conntained in this 26 page publication.


Town Trail Booklet
The colourful booklet contains 26 pages of information and photographs along with clear maps that will assist the walker navigate the town trail.

The booklet retails as 1.00 however if you wish to have this purchased in advance of you visiting the Royal Burgh you can purchase this on-line and have it posted to your mailing address. The cost for this option is 1.85 this covering the card payment costs, postage and packaging of the booklet to your receiving address.

To purchase on-line click on the Buy Now button then complete the required data on this secure payment link.

Allow up to 1 week for delivery by post to any address in the UK. International deliveries may take longer. The transaction will be made via SCSupport Ltd / Walking Support who are acting on behalf of the Jedburgh Paths Group.

Guided Historic Walk
During the visitor season, from the 2nd June to the 2nd September 2011 these guided walks are available on Mondays, Wednesdays at 2.30 pm and 6pm and Fridays at 6pm.

These walks go by the following buildings:

  • The Abbey
  • Mary Queen of Scots House
  • The Castle Jail
  • The Market Place
  • The Court House
  • The Canongate Bridge
  • The Friary Gardens
Learn also about important historical persons with Jedburgh connections:
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • Sir David Brewster
  • Mary Somerville
  • John Ainslie
  • James Hutton
  • Robert Burns
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • William Wordsworth

For more information and tickets visit the Tourist Information centre or phone 01835 863170.

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