Jedburgh Castle Jail

 

Overview

Situated on the Scottish Borders, for a frightful night of ghost hunting we hope you are ready for a spooky night you certainly won’t forget!

JEDBURGH CASTLE JAIL GHOST HUNT 

Haunted Houses always look forward to returning to the incredible Jedburgh Castle Jail, situated on the Scottish Borders, for a frightful night of ghost hunting and we hope you are ready for a spooky night you certainly won’t forget! The jail was infamous for its terrible conditions and the cruelty that was dealt out to the prisoners so expect some extreme emotions. There was also a set of gallows where prisoners would be executed on site.

WELCOME TO YOUR JEDBURGH CASTLE JAIL EXPERIENCE

On your overnight ghost hunt you will have access to the derelict men’s wing, which is closed to the public during daytime visits; on previous visits this has been an area that has not disappointed for paranormal activity and has sent chills down anyone that has dared to enter.

Your ghost hunt at Jedburgh Castle Jail will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.

Haunted Houses look forward to welcoming you at this amazing building and sharing a night that you will not forget.

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED:

  • – EMF Readers: K2 Meters, Gauss Masters
  • – Rem Pods
  • – MEL Meters
  • – Laser Grids
  • – Thermal Imaging Cameras
  • – Spirit Boxes including the Estes Method
  • – Trigger Objects / Sensor Lights / “Cat Balls”
  • – Ouija Boards / Glass Divination / Table Tipping
  • – Dowsing Rods / Crystal Pendulums

 

ABOUT YOUR JEDBURGH GHOST HUNT:

  • – This exciting event is a real ghost hunt experience. different to ghost walks or a history tour
  • – Knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly and hosts
  • – We do not condone any tricks or faking of activity
  • – Ghost hunting with us is in small groups, we do not believe in overcrowding
  • – Spiritual white light protection and grounding before you start
  • – We can offer an introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment for all our first-time ghost hunters
  • – Traditional Victorian, and scientific experiments for you to try throughout the night
  • – Lone vigils in the dark for the bravest or experienced ghost hunters
  • – Full hands-on use with the equipment
  • – Unlimited hot and cold drinks throughout the night
  • – Guests may bring personal midnight snacks if they wish (not included)
  • – A group discussion of findings at the end sharing experiences with those in other groups who may have missed the happenings you encountered
  • – Free car parking

 

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE BOOKING YOUR GHOST HUNT: 

  • – Location has no sleeping facilities
  • – This location is not suitable for wheelchair users, or those with mobility problems sorry
  • – All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • – Not suitable for pregnant people
  • – This is a dark location with uneven flooring, all attendees must bring a torch with them
  • – Sensible shoes at all times, and warm and waterproof layered clothing is essential in cold weather

All of our booking terms and conditions are agreed to at the point of sale and we advise reading through these prior to booking.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of circumstance. When you make a booking with us, it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that you can make the event and date that you have booked. Haunted Houses Events cannot offer a refund, offer credit, or transfer your places to a new date.

 

Haunted Houses Events Ltd formed in 2014 and is one of the most experienced ghost hunting providers you can find.

Reported Ghosts

Jedburgh Castle jail is reportedly haunted by the spirit of a dangerous prisoner called Edwin McArthur. Since his execution in 1855 he has been known to threaten members of the public causing them to be extremely fearful. You know when his spirit is around as you can sense a darkness in the atmosphere.

There have also been many reports of a phantom piper seen on the battlements. Doors banging and screams are also a common occurrence throughout the building and not only from the living! People often also report hearing footsteps and whistling, could this be from some prison officers who have returned to a job they loved!

Shadow figures are renowned around the building and are known to watch through cell doors, are they trying to entice you inside? The figures are especially active in a certain area, will you be able to tell us on the night which area this is by seeing them for yourself…

On a previous visit, a team member working alone to set up had a heavy cell door slam hard shutting him in, but on a speedy inspection there was nobody in sight and nobody else in that section of the building as everyone was accounted for!

Venue History

Jedburgh Castle Gail was built in 1820 and stands on the original site of Jedburgh Castle. It closed its doors in 1886. It is also the only remaining example of a Howard Reform Prison.

This incredibly imposing prison is now a museum, so it recreates how the prison would have appeared when it was in use. It gives you a slight taste of how it would have been to be imprisoned here. This gives an excellent opportunity to get inside the minds of the spirits who were once kept imprisoned here.

JEDBURGH CASTLE JAIL GHOST HUNT 

Haunted Houses always look forward to returning to the incredible Jedburgh Castle Jail, situated on the Scottish Borders, for a frightful night of ghost hunting and we hope you are ready for a spooky night you certainly won’t forget! The jail was infamous for its terrible conditions and the cruelty that was dealt out to the prisoners so expect some extreme emotions. There was also a set of gallows where prisoners would be executed on site.

WELCOME TO YOUR JEDBURGH CASTLE JAIL EXPERIENCE

On your overnight ghost hunt you will have access to the derelict men’s wing, which is closed to the public during daytime visits; on previous visits this has been an area that has not disappointed for paranormal activity and has sent chills down anyone that has dared to enter.

Your ghost hunt at Jedburgh Castle Jail will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.

Haunted Houses look forward to welcoming you at this amazing building and sharing a night that you will not forget.

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED:

  • – EMF Readers: K2 Meters, Gauss Masters
  • – Rem Pods
  • – MEL Meters
  • – Laser Grids
  • – Thermal Imaging Cameras
  • – Spirit Boxes including the Estes Method
  • – Trigger Objects / Sensor Lights / “Cat Balls”
  • – Ouija Boards / Glass Divination / Table Tipping
  • – Dowsing Rods / Crystal Pendulums

 

ABOUT YOUR JEDBURGH GHOST HUNT:

  • – This exciting event is a real ghost hunt experience. different to ghost walks or a history tour
  • – Knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly and hosts
  • – We do not condone any tricks or faking of activity
  • – Ghost hunting with us is in small groups, we do not believe in overcrowding
  • – Spiritual white light protection and grounding before you start
  • – We can offer an introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment for all our first-time ghost hunters
  • – Traditional Victorian, and scientific experiments for you to try throughout the night
  • – Lone vigils in the dark for the bravest or experienced ghost hunters
  • – Full hands-on use with the equipment
  • – Unlimited hot and cold drinks throughout the night
  • – Guests may bring personal midnight snacks if they wish (not included)
  • – A group discussion of findings at the end sharing experiences with those in other groups who may have missed the happenings you encountered
  • – Free car parking

 

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE BOOKING YOUR GHOST HUNT: 

  • – Location has no sleeping facilities
  • – This location is not suitable for wheelchair users, or those with mobility problems sorry
  • – All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • – Not suitable for pregnant people
  • – This is a dark location with uneven flooring, all attendees must bring a torch with them
  • – Sensible shoes at all times, and warm and waterproof layered clothing is essential in cold weather

All of our booking terms and conditions are agreed to at the point of sale and we advise reading through these prior to booking.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of circumstance. When you make a booking with us, it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that you can make the event and date that you have booked. Haunted Houses Events cannot offer a refund, offer credit, or transfer your places to a new date.

 

Haunted Houses Events Ltd formed in 2014 and is one of the most experienced ghost hunting providers you can find.

Jedburgh Castle Gail was built in 1820 and stands on the original site of Jedburgh Castle. It closed its doors in 1886. It is also the only remaining example of a Howard Reform Prison.

This incredibly imposing prison is now a museum, so it recreates how the prison would have appeared when it was in use. It gives you a slight taste of how it would have been to be imprisoned here. This gives an excellent opportunity to get inside the minds of the spirits who were once kept imprisoned here.

Jedburgh Castle jail is reportedly haunted by the spirit of a dangerous prisoner called Edwin McArthur. Since his execution in 1855 he has been known to threaten members of the public causing them to be extremely fearful. You know when his spirit is around as you can sense a darkness in the atmosphere.

There have also been many reports of a phantom piper seen on the battlements. Doors banging and screams are also a common occurrence throughout the building and not only from the living! People often also report hearing footsteps and whistling, could this be from some prison officers who have returned to a job they loved!

Shadow figures are renowned around the building and are known to watch through cell doors, are they trying to entice you inside? The figures are especially active in a certain area, will you be able to tell us on the night which area this is by seeing them for yourself…

On a previous visit, a team member working alone to set up had a heavy cell door slam hard shutting him in, but on a speedy inspection there was nobody in sight and nobody else in that section of the building as everyone was accounted for!

  • This location has free parking. A private car park is to the side of the building
  • Refreshments are provided by Haunted Houses Events and are included in the price
  • Guests may also bring own personal breaktime snacks
  • This is not a sleepover event
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users

Jedburgh Castle Jail

£54.00 Per Person

Situated on the Scottish Borders, for a frightful night of ghost hunting we hope you are ready for a spooky night you certainly won't forget!

Kester Keigh

The night was fun and very intriguing. All was very relaxed until an actual heavy cell door SLAMMED shut in my face when I was doing a lone vigil on a locked off floor, there was nobody else around and all were accounted for. The door was certainly too heavy for any breezes to affect it. This experience has left this sceptic a full on believer!A great team of hosts who I shall return to visit most definitely. Thank you for giving me this experience

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