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Jedburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey

Image 1: Jedburgh Abbey. The front of the abbey.

Jedburgh Abbey is one of Scotland's three greate abbeys that were first begun in the 11th century. In spite of it being ruined, there is still much of the ruin extant. Jedburgh was a small but important town in the Borders area. Mary, Queen of Scots, stayed in Jedburgh, her house now acting as a Mary, Queen of Scots museum.

Rear View

Image 2: Rear View. This photo shows the main chamber of the abbey from the rear. This is actually one of the first sites you see when you visit the abbey, as the tourist centre is entered from this side of the ruin.

Abbey and Graveyard

Image 3: Abbey and Graveyard. A view from outside the graveyard. This picture gives a good impression of the abbey's original shape and its size. The first picture was taken from off to the right of this picture, and the second off to the left.

Abbey from the Street

Image 4: Abbey from the Street. This picture was taken from the street, outside the abbey grounds. It was taken off to the left of the second picture. The tower portion of the abbey is seen clearly from this direction.

These photographs were taken with a Nikon FG-20 manual SLR, using a Nikkor 24mm - 50mm f2.8 wide angle zoom lens. The images were captured on Kodak Ektachrome slide film.