Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum *

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Jedburgh Castle Jail gives visitors a taste of what life was like in a 1820s prison. You can walk through the original cell blocks, see some of inmates and their conditions and follow their stories. Find out why some people thought it was the most comfortable jail in Scotland.

The Jailer’s house is home to the town museum, telling the story of the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh from ancient times, with exhibitions focusing on traditions, industries and the town’s rich history. Displays trace the stories of

some of the town’s famous people: Mary Somerville the mathematician, David Brewster the inventor of the kaleidoscope and James Veitch the astronomer.


  • Historical artifacts,
  • Prints and paintings,
  • Cell blocks,
  • Prisoner's clothing

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