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Tour Jedburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey, Borders, Scotland. Photographic Print of Jedburgh Abbey from Robert Harding.

This great Augustinian abbey founded by David I and
the Bishop of Glasgow around 1138 was burned nine
times by the marauding English and rebuilt eight times.
One of the first churches to be built in the more refined
Gothic style, in design it resembles a nunnery in
Hampshire where King David had lived.

It has been described as the most perfect and beautiful example of the Saxon and early Gothic in Scotland.
Jedburgh Abbey’s ruins are splendid and extensive.
They include a fine rose window on the west front
known as St Catherine’s Wheel.

Jedburgh Abbey Scotland

Three storey nave, Jedburgh Abbey, best preserved of the Borders abbeys, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland. Photographic Print of Three storey nave from Robert Harding.

A new visitor centre at Jedburgh has displays and
models illustrating life in a medieval monastery and a
glazed gallery providing a magnificent view of the site.
A viewing route has been laid out through the abbey,
and the monks’ herb garden has been re-planted.

 

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