About Jedburgh Castle Jail
Jedburgh’s Castle Jail was built in the 1820s on the site of the Royal Burgh’s medieval castle. The castle was once one of the most important Border strongholds but was destroyed in 1409. The area later served as the site of the town gallows until the building of the Jail.
Jedburgh Castle Jail is the finest example of a Howard reform prison in Scotland, built in line with the latest ideas by the great prison reformer, John Howard. Before this time, prisons were filthy, overcrowded and disease-ridden, with debtors, criminals, children and the unconvicted all crushed together.
The Jail was shut in 1886 and its inmates transferred to Edinburgh. The burgh has used parts of the prison for various purposes over the years and since the 1980s it has been open to the public. The Jailer’s House explores the history of the town, while a visit to the cellblocks gives the visitor a taste of life for wardens and prisoners in the 1800s. You may be glad to return to the present day!
Inside a curtain wall, the prison is laid out as three detached two-story rectangular blocks radiating from a central building – the jailer’s house. The prison blocks are linked in a U shape arrangement by exercise yards.
In 2004 the first group of paranormal investigators visited the Jail and reported a high level of unexplained phenomena.
- Work in smaller and more personal groups
- Take part in a variety of activities including Table Tipping, Ouija Boards, Glass Divination and more
- Access to ghost hunting equipment such as K-II emf meters, EDI+ meters, Spirit Box, Trigger Objects and more
- A friendly and experienced team of investigators providing support and advice throughout the night
- Lone vigils for those feeling brave
- Qualified first aider present
- Fully insured events company
- Time to conduct your own investigations
- 18 years + Only
- Not suitable for people with mobility issues
Event Date: Saturday 28th May 2022
Times: 9pm – 2am (Arrival 8.45pm)
Location: Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum, Castle Gate, Jedburgh, TD8 6AS – Get Directions
Parking and arrival instructions will be sent via email to all guests one week prior to the event.
Tea, coffee, cordial and biscuits available and included in the cost.
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