Stirling Old Town Jail Ghost Hunt
Stirling Jail is a place of intrigue for those fascinated by the supernatural, attracting visitors who seek to experience the spooky happenings firsthand.
Stirling Old Jail Ghost Hunts With Paranormal Eye UK
Experience a ghost hunt like no other at one of Scotland's most notorious Victorian prisons. This chilling location, built in 1847, is infamous for its paranormal activity. Join us for an overnight adventure as we delve into the depths of the Old Town Jail in search of lingering spirits. Life within these walls was a nightmare for inmates, characterised by horror, brutality, and extreme isolation. As a form of punishment, many prisoners were subjected to mind-numbing labour on the "crank machine," endlessly lifting and dropping sand with no purpose other than to inflict suffering. Others endured the torment of the "dark room," a tiny chamber confined in solitary with only a faint light source 40 feet above. In 1888, the County Jail transformed into the Military Detention Barracks for the Scottish Regiment until its decommissioning by the War Office in 1935. Over the years, the jail fell into disrepair, but in the 1990s, restoration work revived this derelict site. Prepare yourself for an eerie encounter as you navigate through dark corridors. Will you hear the haunting cries of children, or witness the sounds of items being dragged down corridors and experience poltergeist activity? This paranormal event promises a truly haunted adventure and an opportunity for in-depth paranormal investigations.
The History Of Stirling Jail
Inspired by his friend, Elizabeth Fry, and the work of other ground-breaking prison reformers, Frederick Hill was appointed Scotland’s first inspector of prisons in 1840. On his first visit to the Burgh the following year, he was shocked by the dire, dehumanising conditions in the Stirling Tolbooth.
He condemned the Tolbooth as “The worst prison in Britain.” This spurred Hill and other Reformers to force Stirling’s County Prison Board to build the New County Jail – better known today as The Old Town Jail.
Despite the decline of the Reform System there was some good news for Britain’s youngest convicts. In 1886 the Children In Prisons Act was passed by Parliament – ending the centuries-old practice of imprisoning children as young as six years of age in the nation’s Jails alongside adults.
From the 1940s the Jail quickly became derelict. In the ’60s and ‘70s it was mainly used by the Burgh’s Truant Officers as a drop-off point for pupils skipping classes from local schools – or by reckless local tykes who used the ruin as a playground.
In 1991 restoration of the Jail began. The middle floors were renovated for use as office-space, mostly for companies working in local arts and tourism. The ground floor was restored to its former glory, with a new viewing platform and exhibition space added to the Tower. The Stirling Old Town Jail, as the new attraction was known, was open from 1996 until 2012 – and became the Burgh’s first 5-Star visitor attraction.
Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening
Exclusive access after dark
Spiritual Medium during the investigation
Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques
Complimentary Tea, Coffee,
Complimentary light snacks
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Immerse yourself in the realm of the paranormal as you embark on a ghost hunting experience like no other at one of Scotland's most formidable Victorian prisons. The imposing and foreboding architecture of this location sets the stage for an eerie and captivating adventure. With Ghost Hunts UK, Ghost Hunts Near Me, and Haunted Adventures on offer, you have the opportunity to explore the supernatural realm and engage in paranormal investigations. From Ghost Events and Ghost Hunting Nights to Paranormal Nights and Ghost Tours, this haunted destination promises an unforgettable and immersive ghost hunting experience that will leave you with lasting memories.