NT 648-202 Roxburghshire Scotland
Jedburgh Castle was originally a 12th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by King David I. Constantly fought over by the Scottish and the English, it was handed over to the English in 1174 and in 1285 King Alexander III was married here. By 1335 a royal stone courtyard castle, which consisted of a main gate and a pele, flanked by great and lesser towers, stood on the site. After the Battle of Neville's Cross in 1346, the fortification was in English hands until 1409, when the Regent Albany ordered its final destruction. In 1823 the remnants of the castle were removed and a Howard Reform prison, which is the only existing example of its kind in Scotland, now stands on the site. Nearby is Jedburgh Abbey and 4 miles west is Fatlips Castle.
Jedburgh Castle is located in the town centre, off Castlegate. 47 miles south-east of Edinburgh, on the A68.
The site is owned by the Scottish Borders Council and open daily, Easter to October Monday to Saturday 10:00-4:30pm, Sunday 1:00-4:00pm.
Car parking is by the side of the road.