Jedburgh Castle

Region :Roxburghshire
Location : Jedburgh

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Jedburgh Castle was a 12th century motte and bailey earthwork castle founded by King David I. Nothing now remains of the royal stone castle, which was occupied by both the Scottish and the English until 1409. The castle was then destroyed, to deny its use to the English.
In the 19th century a Victorian prison was built and continues to stand on the site. Jedburgh Castle Jail was finally closed in 1886 after larger prisons were built in Edinburgh and Glasgow and all prisoners transferred. Today it is a museum.
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