Jedburgh Abbey

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Abbey Bridge End, Jedburgh, United Kingdom

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How could it last? Nov 09, 2010
Of the great Scottish Border Abbeys, this was the one most tempting for English attacks. Since Abbots had considerable lay as well as religious power, abbeys were a natural target for raids and this one lay on a major route to Edinburgh. The website suggests that the building of the abbey was meant to convey a message of power to the English, when it was built in 1138.

However there is little doubt that Christianity flourished on this site well before - going back at least to the 8th century.

In my opinion the information boards displayed throughout the area here are the best of those at Border abbeys and you really feel that you are learning about the Abbey's use of the site.

The buildings suffered numerous times in war and were reconstructed each time but you are left with a feeling that in the end enough was enough.
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