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Kids go free at Jedburgh and Dryburgh

6 July 2009

Children will be able to enjoy the wonderful Jedburgh and Dryburgh abbeys for free from 6 to 12 July.

They are among the finest medieval abbeys remaining in Scotland, with rich histories and beautiful settings.

The special offer is being made by Historic Scotland in support of the annual Jedburgh Festival.

An Historic Scotland spokesman said: “The festival is a great event and we wanted to offer some support, so we hope that local families will take advantage of this offer which allows children to enjoy the heritage at the heart of their own community for free.”

Normal children’s ticket prices are £2.60 at Jedburgh Abbey and £2.35 for Dryburgh, which means a family with two youngsters can save nearly £10 by visiting both.

Notes for editors

  • Jedburgh Abbey is in Jedburgh on the A68. Telephone 01835 863925. Tickets for adults are £5.20 and £4.20 for concessions.
  • It was founded in 1138 and was a frequent target of English border raids.
  • Dryburgh Abbey is eight miles south of Melrose on the B6404 near St Boswells. Telephone 01835 822381. Tickets are £4.70 for adults and £3.70 for concessions.
  • The medieval ruins are remarkably complete and there is a fine parkland with many important trees.
  • Historic Scotland has 345 historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart Castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys, and Skara Brae. For further details visit: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places
  • Historic Scotland’s Mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.
  • Historic Scotland is delighted to be supporting the 2009 Year of Homecoming with a series of initiatives including family trails, spectacular events and the creation of a Homecoming Pass for heritage attractions in association with other heritage organisations.

For further information


Rebecca Hamilton
Marketing and Media Manager
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8685 / 07788 923871
rebecca.hamilton@scotland.gsi.gov.uk