Jedburgh Abbey dominates the skyline of this border town. It was originally founded in 1138 by King David I as a priory for Augustinian canons from France. The staircase in the nave is worth climbing for the stunning view from the top. Scotland’s monarch stayed in the 16th century house known as Mary Queen of Scots Visitors centers, which today has displays such as the last letter she wrote before her execution, as well as her death mask. Nearby is the Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum, another relic of the town’s past. Built in 1823, it served as a debtor’s prison. Kids can dress up as Romans here and there is a free audio tour telling of the prison’s history.