This Victorian prison was built as a John Howard reform prison in 1823, this impressive building is the only existing example of its kind in Scotland. On the original site was .
The museum has an array of display of items relating to the prison life of the 19th Century and collections relating to the history of the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh. The prisoners' cell blocks tell the story of the Jail and its inmates, with individual cells looking as they would have done complete with model prisoners. The draconian conditions in the prison for both it's male and female tenants would have brought terror to even the hardened of felons, with harsh conditions the norm in this Victorian prison.
We were informed that the screams and cries of Jedburgh prisons former inmates can still be heard today, on a quiet night and also that the sight of a lone soldier is often seen wandering around the grounds, a local legend as it that the sound of a bagpipe playing is often heard from the empty castle as well. Light analomies have also been witnessed as well to the surprise of those who have seen them, and poltergeist activity is also reported with stones often been thrown.
Dare you join us and see what the spirit world that still resides at Jedburgh Jail and Castle will throw at us as we venture into the dark, dark, world that is Jedburgh Jail and Castle.