Scotland Ghost Hunts
Jedburgh Castle Scottish Border Ghost Hunt
Jedburgh Castle and Jail Ghost Hunts Paranormal Eye UK
Ghost hunts here at the former Castle / Jail are a terrifying experience; this is a location certainly not for the faint-hearted!
Jedburgh Castle has received hundreds of reports of ghostly activity. Full-bodied apparitions of what appears to be a piper seen standing on the battlements is a joint report along with dark, mysterious figures seen in the former cells. There have also been reports of a harrowing presence felt along with unexplained lights and footsteps and screams.
The chilling activity of the old jail was highlighted in the national media in 2005 when a paranormal investigation team experienced extreme poltergeist activity. One of the ghosts of Jedburgh Jail, Edwin McArthur, a prisoner who was executed here in 1855, is he the ghostly figure that many visitors claim to see wandering the cells? Join the team as we invite you to be part of this intense ghost night and join us in searching for the many spirits that are said to haunt this Castle and jail.
History Of Jedburgh Castle
Jedburgh Castle Jail was built in the 1820s on the Royal Burgh’s medieval castle site. The castle was once one of the important Border strongholds but was destroyed in 1409. The area later served as the site of the town gallows until the Jail building.
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, jails were filthy, overcrowded and disease-ridden, with debtors, criminals, children and the wrongfully accused all crushed together.
The Jail was shut in 1886, and its inmates were 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 town’s history, while a visit to the cell block 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 separate two-storey 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 phenonium.
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This Event Includes
A guided tour of Castle with Brief History
Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques
Spiritual Medium during the investigation
Complimentary Tea, Coffee,
Complimentary light snacks
Requirements For This Event.
All attendees must be 18 years or older.
Not suitable for pregnant ladies.
Anyone under or suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will not be permitted.
This is an old and dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them.
All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes no heels or sandals etc.
We advise that you wear warm clothing, as this locations can be very cold after dark (even during the summer months)
This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues.
Jedburgh Castle Ghost Hunt
Before booking this event, please read the following as per our terms and conditions which are agreed upon at the point of sale.
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
This is not a sleepover event.
Complimentary hot and drinks are provided along with light snacks, We do not cater for dietary requirements. However guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks.
We operate a ticketless event. sign in on arrival.
Arrival time is 15 minutes before the event start time.
There is NO onsite parking at this location. There is plenty of Street Parking.
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