Today it is home to a little over 4000 residents and serves as a popular tea-and-pee pitstop for many modern day road-trippers. In just one day and overnight stay I discovered that Jedburgh is certainly not a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it drive-through town.This is a town which seriously packs a punch, in the cutest way possible. If there was a comic book version of my visit to Jedburgh, the moment where I first cast my eyes on Jedburgh Abbey would involve a massive thought bubble exclaiming “WOW! The grandeur of this stunning 12th century ruin can be appreciated from various vantage points in the town; it was a most rewarding game of peek-a-boo when I turned little corners to find another picture-perfect angle of the beautiful structure.The varied exhibits give visitors an insight into Jedburgh’s famous folk, industries and life as the people knew it.The attraction’s elevated position gives you an away-from-it-all feeling, and entry is also FREE!As you may have already gathered, Jedburgh is quite the historical hotspot.As such, the Scottish Borders Council have published a suggested trail around the town which passes a plethora of interesting buildings and points of interests, many of which could possibly fall completely under your radar.The Clock Tower Bistro was booked for me by Visit Scotland and I couldn’t have been happier with this recommendation.
I chose the aptly named Abbey View Cafe and Bookshop.
The Jed Water wiggles it way through the town, giving visitors the opportunity to indulge in a spot of scenery and sound-of-running-water therapy.
Walking back along the riverside to town from Border Meringues was not only pleasant but also helped to ease my banoffee flavoured guilt-from-gluttony.
Yes, Border Meringues isn’t slap bang in the centre of town but I assure you, the 15/20 minute walk to get there was certainly worth it.
I disappointingly didn’t order a meringue however, and was instead far too distracted by my ultimate favourite dessert – banoffee pie.