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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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Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Do not get carried away by the Name as it is a misnomer ad Mary Queen of Scotts stayed only a very short period here. But that does not diminish importance of this place as her history is well documented and exhibited here. The building is at three levels with winding stairs and may be a little difficult for elderly... More

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Ossett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Really interesting little museum, telling the story of Mary Queen of Scots. Anyone interested in history will enjoy it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This house was situated close to a car park and well sign posted.. The gardens were really quite splendid too. The whole museum was well set out and an audio guide was available. However, most items were well described on the cabinets. This is a house everyone shoud visit if in the area.

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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
120 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Pleasing little tower house with attractive exhibition about Mary Queen of Scots, who stayed here one time while she was ill. Portraits of most of the principal people of her time. The drainpipes on the exterior are a bit intrusive in photographs. Be warned, it shuts at 4.30 p.m.

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22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

An excellent free attraction, very interesting, but a little romanticised account of history, it depends on your view of the historical facts. Very well presented, be aware there are lots of steps and narrow stairwells to negotiate if mobility is an issue. Worth a vid it.

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Kirkintilloch, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very Interesting and educational visit to the Mary Queen of Scots house. I learned a lot about her and about the history. Great experience and highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A concise and well presented summary of Mary Queen of Scots life; and an insight into this period of history.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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99 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a wonderful house museum that tells the story of the life of Mary, in a simple and effective manner. There are a number of artefacts associated with her on display, and the house has been well restored and maintained. Entry is free but they do ask for donations, which I was happy to do. A very worthwhile stop.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went to visit Mary queen of scots hour with Wendy as she has never been here,,this time as it was quiet we went in,it is free but can leave a donation,I found it very interesting as did Wendy,nice wee rooms to see I was surprised to find that there was more in it than I thought their would be.it is... More

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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This looks as if a very short time will suffice - in fact, do allow yourself at least an hour. The house is fascinating, and entry is free. But do splash out and take an audio tour (50p!!) : it is excellent and really brings the place to life. If you are interested in Mary and/or want to try to... More

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