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Mary Queen of Scots House

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Address: Queen Street, Jedburgh TD8 6EN, Scotland
Phone Number: 01835 86331
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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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A small but decent attraction

The museum tells the story of the tragic queen of this realm. The staff are friendly and I did put a donation in as I felt it was worth it. The house does have a lot of steep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hugemack75
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum tells the story of the tragic queen of this realm. The staff are friendly and I did put a donation in as I felt it was worth it. The house does have a lot of steep stairs, but the exhibition tries to be scrupulously fair to all sides and it is a good find. Particularly on a rainy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited this place with a friend in the summer time. It was gorgeous to sit in the beautifully kept gardens to eat a picnic. Inside there is fantastic history, the children were fascinated by this. It is free entry and has a fabulous gift shop inside.

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Thank mrsgilly4877
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Beautifully restored wee house quaint and defo worth a visit if your in the area. Sits near the beautiful ruined abbey. It's hard not to like Jedburgh!

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Thank FraserScot
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The house itself is very small, but they have done a wonderful job filling it with art and objects related to Mary Queen of Scots. The historical information is quite detailed for an exhibit of this size. You should stop by if you're visiting or passing through Jedburgh- the house is free (with a box for donations) and the public... More 

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Thank WDCVA
Mississauga, Canada
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258 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

That this structure survived is amazing in itself. We discovered this historical wonder by accident but it was one of the highlights of our visit to Jedburgh. We recommend the audio-guide which gave a value added to the tour. There are lots of stairs and tall folk should watch their heads. Speaking of which, the death mask of Mary is... More 

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Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Redcar, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

For free you cannot complain. it's over 4 floors and tells you the history of the house and Queen Mary. my only complaint is its not really interesting unless you love this kind of history. The stairs are steep and there are plenty of them. Free car parking about 3 mins walk away. I recommend visiting the castle jail about... More 

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Thank JonTinaHewitt
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Nice house, lots of information about Mary and her family on the wall. This is a free attraction so well worth a visit. Also close to the free car park if your just passing by. Highly recommend.

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Thank jpatz1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Went through the door and there was information everywhere. The lady on the desk was very friendly and happy to help. We looked around the house and it is very informing. Summarises all the info for you. In very good condition for its age. It is even free which is very good.

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Thank philipphizza
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

A Very interesting and informative visit of this tragic queen and historical building. I would highly recommend a visit as you will learn so much, and entry us free.

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Thank Carly M
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Beautiful flowers in the gardens. Great knowledge and customer service inside too. Free for Jedburgh locals. Excellent history for visitors.

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