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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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Educational place good to see

Went here to have a look it isnt all that big but it is a good place to look around and very educational. Staff polite and friendly. Enjoyed our visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a special trip to the house but despite the website and the sign on the gate saying it was open, the house was actually locked up. We sat in the garden and had a peaceful picnic, despite a number of other people turning up and complaining it was closed. So I'm afraid I can't attest for the interior... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here to have a look it isnt all that big but it is a good place to look around and very educational. Staff polite and friendly. Enjoyed our visit

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all I must say how nice it was to find a historic attraction in Scotland that doesn't shut up shop at the end of October - perhaps those who run the Castle and Jail should follow suit! This is a really attractive and atmospheric old house that gives a very good insight into the rise and tragic fall... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A welcoming free museum near to the town centre with pleasant gardens. each room is packed with fascinating facts about the life of Mary queen of Scots and her time in Jedburgh. Everything is clearly explained and the displays are well described. An interesting glimpse into the life of MQS. Helpful staff and a cute souvenir shop.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The property is not large but has a lot of interesting exhibits about Mary Queen of Scots. Pleasant to look round and admire the exhibits and read about them. Linked to Mary Queen of Scots and her ride to Hermitage Castle and back in a day, A journey of over 40 miles that almost killed her. The building is typical... More 

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Thank Alastair W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very enjoyable visit. The lady on the desk was lovely to talk to. There is no entrance fee. We took advantage of the mobile media units which for 50p each were excellent value. As you walked around there was information about all the different displays. I would however advise disabled people not to visit as the old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited a few times. Always find something new to contemplate. A must visit if you are in this part of Scotland. Very worthwhile visit and highly recommended even if you are not that enthusiastic about things historical.This might just change your mind.

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Mary Queen of Scots house is reputedly the house Mary Queen of Scots stayed in when she travelled to Jedburgh in 1566. Covering three floors of the house, it tells the story of Mary through her life from being crowned Queen of Scotland at 6 days old in 1543 to her execution in 1587. There are some artifacts on... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Gives some real insight into Mary's troubled life up to her execution at the hands of her cousin Queen Elizabeth I. Free entry. Important part of town trail which is worth a couple of hours walking around this small border town

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We called here because my granddaughter aged 8 loves history,she was not disappointed.It uses a variety of display materials and gives a flavour of what life must have been like back then,and the hardships that Mary must have suffered.A very interesting piece of Scottish history.

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