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Mary Queen of Scots House

Queen Street, Jedburgh TD8 6EN, Scotland
01835 86331
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Jedburgh
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens
Description: This 16th-century fortified house was visited by the queen in 1556 and now contains an exhibition dedicated to her life.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This house itself was so interesting, let alone the history behind it. It was well set out with lots of information at every point.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

the home & refuge for Mary Queen of Scots before her final flight and arrest. The tall building has furniture & crafts from Mary's period but also one of only four death masks taken after Mary was beheaded for treason on order of Queen Elizabeth I. It is the only one that has been treated to lifelike make up and... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I liked learning more about the history of Mary Queen of Scots (as I was a little hazy on the details). The museum itself has some interesting artefacts and provides a good amount of information about the house and the history. There are a lot of quite steep steps in the house which would be prohibitive for people with mobility... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well worth a visit, lots to read and see, fab garden too. The lady behind the desk was lovely and helpful too. Loved the spiral staircase within the house.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Brilliant for the children, helpful staff. Be warned plenty of narrow stone steps, lovely gardens, no charge for entry, minimal charge fro information sheets.

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped in Jedburgh for a short break on our way to Newcastle (travelling from Edinburgh). Nice small town and the parking was free! We went for walk and saw directions to the house. What a great surprise! Fascinating history and well laid out. We spent a good hour looking round … quite a few floors with nooks and crannies.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Free entry and very interesting. There are some steep stairs. The grounds were well maintained and were a joy to sit in and watch the world go by.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

So much information, you felt like you knew her. Really worthwhile place to visit. Loved it, strong woman, done down by her man! What a story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great place to visit so much interesting facts on Mary queen of Scots and lots of interesting things that belonged to her such as a lock of her hair. Beautiful gardens to. Was very surprised that it was free entry but you can leave a donation which I was more than happy to . Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Lovely house and gardens. Walking round the house really brought home the sad story of Mary but I am glad she now rests in Westminster Abbey. The exhibits showed how they lived in those times and the death mask was amazing.

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