Specific Location: Jedburgh

Jedburgh Castle

Jedburgh’s original wooden motte and bailey castle dated back to the 12th century and was founded by King David I of Scotland (Born 1084 – Died 24 May 1153). The Scottish demolished the castle in 1409, which by then was a stone fortress with a pele tower, gatehouse and courtyard. In 1823 a Howard Reform prison was built on the site of the castle which was then closed in 1868.

Jedburgh Ba’ Game

2nd February – The annual street ball game in Jedburgh, it said to have originally been played with the severed heads of border raiders.