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Mary Queen of Scots House

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Address: Queen Street, Jedburgh TD8 6EN, Scotland
Phone Number: 01835 86331
Description: This 16th-century fortified house was visited by the queen in 1556 and now...
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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very interesting

great history its surrounded by nice garden for a rest in the sun befor a walk in the little village.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

great history its surrounded by nice garden for a rest in the sun befor a walk in the little village.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Interesting period house, exhibits well done with explanations of both the history of Mary Queen of Scots, but of the house and area as well. Staff friendly, willing to answer questions.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We have passed through Jedburgh many times on route home, but decided to call. There is a free car park a short walk from the house. The House has free entry, and is worth visiting to read all about the history of Mary Queen of Scots. Really worth a visit if you are passing.

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Free entry to this historic home. Brimming at the seems with information and facts to walk you through the lifeline and history behind the home. Not massive so we were in and out in about 20 mins.

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Galashiels
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Mary, Queen of Scots visited Jedburgh in 1566 for justiciary meetings with the Burgesses of the town. During her stay she stayed at this old house which is thought to have been owned by the Kerr family of Ferniehirst Castle to the south of the town. The great house is now a free to see museum under the auspices of... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place & another free attraction, so would recommend paying a visit. For children you can 'find the moles' which they enjoyed. I found it fascinating reading all about Mary queen of scots & seeing the artifacts. There is the option to pay for an audio tour if you want to, we only spent about 20-30 mins... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

again another free museum to make it a fantastic day in jedburgh!! brilliant history laid out in good displays. goes to prove that when in power allot of hangers on allways have theyre best intrests at heart!! plus i never knew how beautiful mary was even at the end her pictutres dont do her justice. really great museum.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We came down here as my girlfirend has an interest in this time and found it interesting and learnt a bit. I thought i had a good knowledge of this period but it was good learn new things and see how her time in Jedburgh was the tipping point and the start of it going down hill. The attraction is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

An interesting collection of facets of Mary Queen of Scots life assembled in a well maintained house. Do not expect to see rooms decorated in the period, but do take the time to read the information sheets to learn more of this Queen.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have passed by this museum previously on trips to Scotland and really fancied going in but I have to say that it did not live up to my expectations. I have studied Elizabethan England and always had a soft spot for Mary suffering her many tragedies and disappointments but this visit added very little to my understanding of her... More 

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