The Spinney
Jedburgh TD8 6PB
Scottish Borders
Tel: +44 (0)1835 863525

Open April - November


Free WiFi


Local events

Walkers are Welcome

The Spinney B&B Accommodation near Jedburgh

Eildon Hills
Eildon Hills

Melrose Abbey
Melrose Abbey

Jedburgh golf course
Jedburgh golf course

Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Castle Jail
Jedburgh Castle Jail

Queen Mary's House
Queen Mary's House

Pipe band
Pipe band

Explore the Scottish Borders

Covering some 1800 square miles, the Scottish Borders stretch from the rolling hills and moorland in the west, through gentler valleys to the rich agricultural plains of the east, and on to the rocky Berwickshire coastline with its secluded coves and picturesque villages.


You will discover castles, abbeys, stately homes and museums illustrating the exciting and often turbulent history of the area.

  • Floors Castle - the largest inhabited mansion in Scotland (15 miles)
  • Abbotsford House - home of Sir Walter Scott (17 miles)
  • Kelso and abbey (14 miles)
  • Melrose and its abbey (15 miles)
  • Hermitage Castle where Mary Queen of Scots visited Bothwell (21 miles)
  • Thirlestane Castle - a very fine 16th castle (23 miles)
  • Traquair House which includes a working 18th century brewery (31 miles)

Outdoor Pursuits

The area offers excellent opportunities for walking, cycling, playing golf and horse riding.The River Tweed runs through the centre of the Scottish Borders. Fed by its many tributaries, it provides some of the best fishing in the country.
Recognising the importance of the walking visitor and the benefits of an active lifestyle for its own residents, Jedburgh qualified as a 'Walkers Are Welcome' community in 2011.

Historic Jedburgh Guided Walks (from June to early September):
Step back into history and join a 90-minute guided walk with local volunteers. There is a nominal charge. Visit the Jedburgh Tourist Information Centre for tickets and times. Tel: 01835 863170. You can download the PDF of the Town Trail Booklet.


The Spinney is 2 miles from the historic Royal Burgh of Jedburgh which lies 10 miles north of the border with England. In 1566 Mary Queen of Scots stayed in the town at a house which now tells the story of her tragic life. Up on a hill overlooking the town, Jedburgh Castle Jail is also open to the public as a museum.

The town's red sandstone abbey on the banks of the Jed Water was founded in 1138 by David I and was pillaged and rebuilt many times. Now cared for by Historic Scotland, the abbey is open to visitors all year round and the Visitor Centre portrays its turbulent past.

Winner of the country town prize in Beautiful Scotland in Bloom, Jedburgh offers an attractive setting to follow the town trail, take a riverside walk or browse amongst the shops in the colourful renovated buildings in the Market Place and Canongate.

South of the town is the award winning Jedforest Deer and Farm Park. At nearby 16th century Ferniehirst Castle, the grounds and Kerr Information Centre are open to visitors on a limited basis. Near Ancrum to the north lies Monteviot House Gardens on the banks of the river and Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre offering exhibitions and indoor or outdoor activities.


Celebrations of music, arts and literature, and local food and drink take place throughout the year. June and July are a great time to watch the Common Ridings. In high summer and autumn you can enjoy the attractions of sheep dog trials, Border Games and the Scottish Championship Horse Trials. The Selkirk Vintage Classic and Veteran Vehicle Show in September offers 2 days of pure nostalgia.

Visit the Events Page to see what's on this year.