Jedburgh Jail in Scotland is a really haunted location. The Victorian Jail dates back to 1823 but sits on the site of a 12th Century Fort. Paranormal experiences are often reported, with Poltergeist activity and ghostly apparitions becoming a regular occurrence. The history at Jedburgh Jail is dark and at times sinister with many deaths occurring at the Jail.
Join one of our overnight ghost hunts where we will give you an insight into just how terrifying this location can be. You cannot possibly fail to experience the presence of the tormented souls who were once incarcerated within it.
Take part in watch and wait vigils, table tipping, Ouija Boards and glass moving as well as carrying out your own ghost hunt in free time. This really is a great ghost hunting location and one that will leave you with more questions than answers.
Jedburgh Jail in the Scottish Borders has a long and bloody history. Originally a Scottish Borders Castle as a stronghold against the English Invasion. Join the team as we return to the daunting prison blocks and spend time alone in the infamous cell 18 in the House of Correction.
So much has happened on past overnight ghost hunts at Jedburgh we just have to return. On previous overnight ghost hunts at Jedburgh Jail, the former exercise yard has proved to be very active with the distinct sounds of bagpipes heard This is possibly an echo from past times as this jail was once a borders Castle who had a stronghold against the invading English.
Jedburgh Jail has had numerous accounts of ghostly activity. Many full apparitions have been seen and there have been many reports of a ghostly figure of a piper seen standing on the battlements. Harrowing presences have been felt along with unexplained lights being witnessed.
The chilling activity of the old jail was highlighted in the national media in 2005 when a paranormal investigation team experienced extreme poltergiest activity. One of the ghost of Jedburgh Jail Edwin McArthur, a prisoner who was executed here in 1855.
This Georgian prison was considered one of the most modern in its time. Three prison blocks show life of the period. Look inside individual cells, and experience what an 1820s prison was like. The Jail was built in 1823 on the site of Jedburgh's medieval castle, which was destroyed in 1409.
The new jail was designed by Archibald Elliot as a Howard Reform prison, a result of agitation by social advocate John Howard. When it was built the Jedburgh prison was considered a model for other gaols. The jail closed in 1868, but almost a century later it was restored and opened to the public.
Jedburgh Castle was a monument at Jedburgh in Scotland. It was fought over during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and was demolished by the Scots commanded by Sir James Douglas of Balvenie in 1409
In 1823 a jail was built on the site to designs by Archibald Elliot. This closed in 1868. The building was restored to an 1820s appearance in 1964 and opened to the public as Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum. The museum also features local history displays. The location was investigated by Most Haunted in their eleventh series.
The jail is said to be haunted by a nasty man called Edwin McArthur. He was a prisoner at the jail and since his own execution in 1855 he has been seen threatening members of the public, scaring many people and causing a dark atmosphere. Jedburgh Jail has a harsh and biitter atmosphere. Some of the spirits encountered here have not been friendly to say the least.