Walk the halls of the 16h century house where Mary Queen of Scots stayed in the year 1566 and very nearly died from a mysterious illness following a gruelling journey to visit the gravely injured Earl of Bothwell who would later become her husband. Learn all about the Queen’s tragic life from their excellent audio tour and explore their stunning collection of artefacts associated with Mary, including her death mask. The visitor centre in Jedburgh is well worth a visit for anyone who wants to follow in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s most iconic historical figures.
Why should I visit Queen Mary's House in Jedburgh?
It is even thought that the house may be haunted, with an unexplained smell of flowers in the room where Mary is believed to have stayed and reported sounds of skirts rustling. Though she was miraculously saved by her medic, she would later famously lament ‘would that I had died in Jedburgh’ before she was executed, as the following years would bring her nothing but hardship. The grounds surrounding Queen Mary’s house, as well as the historic town of Jedburgh itself are also delightful to wander around, along with many other fascinating historic places to visit.
- Admission is free
- The ground floor is wheelchair accessible
- Open 10 am-4 pm (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)