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!

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.

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.

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 ,
  • Castle Gate,
  • Jedburgh,
  • Roxburghshire,
  • TD8 6BD
  • 9:00 pm
  • -
  • 2:00 am
  • (Arrive for 8:45 pm)
  • This is a ticketless event, please sign in on arrival

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.

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.

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!

  • Feel safe! Hosted by a friendly, genuine, safety conscience, and knowledgeable team of experienced people
  • Experience the atmosphere! Enter one of the UK’s most haunted buildings, communicating with its resident spirits and ghosts in the dark
  • Honesty is our only policy! This is a real ghost hunt experience. There is no faking or trickery of paranormal activity. If it happens, then it is for real!
  • Keep refreshed! Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits available all night and included in the ticket price unless specified. Dietary requirements also catered for
  • Teamwork! Your ghost hunt will be run in a small and personal group giving you maximum involvement
  • Be hands on! You will have access to everything you need to conduct your experiments throughout the night – no sharing equipment with other groups or waiting around
  • Don’t be disturbed! Exclusive night-time access to the location for your overnight ghost hunt
  • Learn about various ghost hunting techniques and try them out for yourself on your investigation or share any knowledge you already possess to aid the investigation
  • Discover more about the high-tech ghost hunting gadgets. Many as seen on T.V, hold them in your hands and freely use them
  • Take part! Help to lead a scientific vigil, or perhaps a more traditional ghost hunting experiment- or simply just be an observer. The choice is yours
  • Working respectfully. Start your evening by learning how to apply spiritual protection, and work using the upmost respect for the sprits we encounter and fellow guests
  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • Not suitable for those in pregnancy
  • This is a very dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
  • All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
  • 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

£49.00 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!

  • 9:00 pm
  • -
  • 2:00 am
  • Jedburgh,
  • Roxburghshire
  • This is a TICKETLESS event

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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