Jedburgh Castle Jail

Scottish Borders


The Jedburgh Castle Jail offers visitors a glimpse of what life looked like in an 1820s prison. You can wander through the original cell blocks, see some of the inmates and their living conditions and follow their stories. Find out why it was considered "the most comfortable prison in Scotland". The building has also earned a reputation as a ghost-sighting location!

The jailer's house houses the town museum, which tells the story of the royal burgh of Jedburgh from ancient times, with exhibits focusing on the town's traditions, industries and rich history. The exhibits tell the story of people among the most famous in town - Mary Somerville, the mathematician, David Brewster, the inventor of the kaleidoscope and James Veitch the astronomer.

Where we are

Castlegate, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire,

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