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Jedburgh Castle & Jail Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Free and informative

While staying in Jedburgh for 2 nights we visited here We found it very interesting covering a wide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
A gem of history

Another site we visited whilst in Jedburgh, very fascinating with many interesting facts, would say... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Castlegate | Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland, TD8 6QD, Jedburgh TD8 6BD, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

Great mix of history and children friendly learning. There is plenty to see and learn about at the castle jail with stories and facts from the time the jail was up and running And also kids love how spooky it is with dress up, cannons...More

3  Thank KB1285
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

With free admission this attraction is obviously good value but requires a steep walk up a hill to get in although we later noted a car park at the back of the castle. Note that this venue is more of a very old jail housed...More

2  Thank beinna
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All reviews steep hill well worth a visit local history free attraction cell blocks worth the climb audio guide information boards free entry interesting place to visit car park steeped in history mary queen of scots house donation box lovely place prisoners dolls
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying in Jedburgh for 2 nights we visited here We found it very interesting covering a wide range of historic events There was plenty of atmosphere created by noises and explanations to interest all ages especially down in the cells!

Thank mandejackson11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another site we visited whilst in Jedburgh, very fascinating with many interesting facts, would say this is the best of the sites we saw whilst in the town.

Thank Sween63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our trip to Jedburgh we paid a visit to the castle/jail.. full of insight and information we spent a good hour walking around. The kids loved the section where they read about children in jail. They took their own height/weight and dressed...More

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum while passing through Jedburgh and definitely weren’t disappointed! The museum was very informative and steeped in local history! It was very interesting to see the conditions of the jail and read the real life stories of some of the people that...More

Thank Jamie-and-Heather
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled 2 hours to vist this castle and jail , only spent 40 minutes in here , small and much of the same stuff , clean place ,gardens were lovely , friendly staff , free attraction. wouldn't travel 2 hours again for it though.

Thank Linzi C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Free to enter and dogs are permitted on the exterior of the property. Nice surrounding grounds with a good view.

Thank Little_Miss_Hoggle
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit if you happen to be in Jedburgh. Admission is free and donations welcome. Steeped in history and very informative. Very interesting visiting the cell blocks and what went on back years ago and what people were imprisoned for. Wouldn’t believe a...More

Thank Iain A
Reviewed 7 October 2018

It was interesting to see how life was like in a jail in the olden times. Conditions were not for the faint hearted. Now a days the jails are like holiday camps.

Thank MonsieurLeChef
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I went here at the beginning of October and was greeted with a wonderful view of the town when I arrived. A lovely man greeted me and explained it was free to visit but donations were welcome. I had purchased some gifts so felt that...More

Thank MaisyMoo08
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Fascinating and interesting trip to this beautiful castle and old jail. Beautiful town and surroundings. Very informative

Thank Barry C
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2 May 2018|
Response from bouncingbear | Reviewed this property |
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Response from shazzalinski | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in the grounds but not inside the jail, but they do have benches you can sit on outside whilst your partner goes inside and then change over and you go inside, it worked for us.