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Mary Queen of Scots House

Queen Street, Jedburgh TD8 6EN, Scotland
01835 86331
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Jedburgh
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens, Museums
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Owner 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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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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93 helpful votes 93 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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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A wonderful little museum which details the life of Mary Queen Of Scotts. Rooms leading off the spiral stair case give a detailed history of her life, from her birth (1st floor) to her death (top floor). well worth a visit if you are in the area and its free to get in.

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Interesting house if you know nothing about Mary Queen of Scots, but not a lot of extra stuff if you know about her. Garden lovely.

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