There’s not much to see at Jedburgh Abbey – poster
Is Scotland overrated or just misunderstood?
If we could “see oorsels as ithers see us” what would we see? Well, thanks to the wonders of the interwebs we can and apparently some of Scotland’s loveliest places… kinda suck.
Hilariously bad reviews
It seems some of the visitors to our shores have misunderstood what they came to see and then they've written a review to prove it. The Overrated Scotland collection features some choice quotes from those reviews, paired with the gorgeous locations they describe. Sometimes the truth is hilarious.
About this location
"It's a ruin and there wasn't much to see. Not worth visiting."
Founded in the 12th century, this Augustinian abbey’s proximity to the border with England – which is just 10 miles away – saw it pillaged and wrecked many times over the years of warfare. It has lain unused since 1871.
The drawing takes inspiration from vintage travel posters, particularly ones created during the inter-war period. The overlaid text is a wide-spaced sans-serif typeface that has a definite London Underground map feeling to it. The original drawing can be found in the Landscapes collection.
- Paper size A3, 297x420mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper