Travelled: 485 kilometres from Jedburgh, Scotland to Newmarket in England.
Visited: Jedburgh Abbey, Scotland
Stayed: Newmarket, England. Church Lane long term parking, free on Sunday and overnight. N52.24405, E0.40285
It was a very quiet eveing in Jedburgh, there were a couple of other motorhomes here overnight, so we felt safe enough. The tourist office is just over the way, with toilets etc. But as we arrived in the early evening, everything was closed in any case. After a long day on the road we weren’t in the mood for exploring anyway.
Whilst I am writting a blog, Pam is looking through the Lonely Planet to find, Jedburgh has some very interesting sites of its own. So after the usual coffee and fruit we walk up town.
It’s only a short walk up to the square. Pam takes a seat under this lovely lamp, come fountain. On top of the post you may notice a small figure of a unicorn, known as a mercat cross in Scotland. This indicated the town has royal consent to hold a market in the town square.
Another piece of interesting trivia.
A proper view of the Spread Eagle, one of Jedburgh more stylish buildings.
Mary Queen of Scots certainly seemed to get around.
The Mary Queen of Scots Visitors Centre, which is essentially the house and garden, is beautifully presented. Such lovely lawn, trees and garden beds.