Inveraray Jail Ghost Hunts Scotland


Event Date | Saturday 17th August 2019
Event Price | £49.00 per person
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Inveraray Jail Ghost Hunts Scotland

Join Haunted Evenings for a night of intense ghost hunting at one of Scotland’s most haunted hidden gems! Inveraray Jail on the banks of Loch Fyne, Argyll, was an 18th Century prison and courthouse, seeing thousands through it’s doors for trial and punishment. Life at the Jail would have been horrific, brutal and very isolating with many inmates set to work long repetitive days as hard punishment. With such an intense historic past, it’s little wonder that Inveraray Jail has become known for being a paranormal hotspot. Dare you venture out after-dark with the team to experience for yourself who still haunts within these once terrifying prison walls?.

Ghost Hunting at Inveraray Jail!

Your overnight ghost hunt will see you split down into small groups to investigate the three separate buildings on-site at Inveraray Jail – the courthouse where many would have received their brutal sentencing, the Old Prison, small cramped conditions with mixed sex incarceration and the New Prison, built around 1840 to improve the conditions of the original facilities. With 3 distinct areas to break off into you will take part in a variety of new and old experiments to see what can be experienced. Many have reported feeling uneasy in cell 10 and in the old cook house / kitchen area. Previous visitors have felt ill whilst on location with many wishing to leave as soon as possible. Your team will be setting up some unique activities and experiments for you take part in, from glass divination, to trigger vigils and hi-tech experiments. Guests brave enough will also have the opportunity to take equipment off and go it alone…..This site is a fascinating place historically and is rarely investigated. What will you experience at Inveraray Jail on your Haunted Evening? 

What’s Included on this event?

  • Access to all 3 main separate buildings – The Courthouse, Old Prison & New(er) Prison
  • Jam packed night of ghost hunting in all areas listed using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full details)
  • Full use of all the latest paranormal equipment
  • A chance for the braver guests to spend time in isolation to see what they experience in isolation
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks
  • Complimentary light snacks
  • Fully Insured Event & First Aid Cover

Event Dates


Event times | 9.00pm-03.00am
Arrival times | From 8.45pm

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Full Price: £49.00



*Guests must be 18+ (please contact for 16+)
*Deposits are strictly non-refundable / non-transferable
*Remaining balances are refundable up until 4 weeks before
*No alcohol / illegal substances allowed prior to or during the event
*Guests must bring a torch and wear sensible shoes
*Location not suitable for people with mobility difficulties


What happens after I’ve booked my place?

You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list. Closer to your event date, you’ll be able to access all welcome information about your event from the “YOUR EVENT” tab from the main menu. This will give you all the information you will need for your night to come, including check in procedures, where to park, when to arrive and what to bring/wear. If your event is a few weeks away, please keep checking the Your Event tab closer to your event date. Most general information,( google map, arrival times) can be found on the product listing in the meantime.

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What's Included

What’s Included | Inveraray Jail Ghost Hunts

*Welcome Meeting with complimentary refreshments (Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks)

*Walk round of the location with the lights on, pointing out places of interest.

*Guests will then be split into 3 smaller groups to carry out a variety of vigils

*Equipment Vigil. Guests will investigate an area using all the latest paranormal equipment. We will show you how to use all the devices, from thermal imaging cameras to listening devices.  We will also see what we capture using voice and video recorders.

* Communication Boards. Guests will move on to another area and use techniques on the Ouija board, Yes|No boards. Equipment will also be available for guests to use during the session.

* Victorian Vigil. Guests will move on to another area and will have a go at using old and new techniques such as Table Tipping, Human Pendulums. We will also carry out EVP experiments, alongside these more traditional style investigations.

* Lone Vigils. Guests brave enough will be given time to re-visit areas of the location unaccompanied. Armed with walkie talkie contact with the team, guests can take any available equipment and conduct their own vigils.

*Group Vigil. Guests wanting to stay close to the team, will finish off the night carrying out a final vigil in the most active part of the location, using the technique that had the best response.

*Complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available throughout the event.

Location / Map

Inveraray Jail
Church Square
PA32 8TX

Event Summary / Blog


Sitting directly on the shores of Loch Fyn writing this review, with the Sunday morning sun beating down, the whole panoramic view in front of me is beyond words – it’s breathtaking, peaceful and certainly not the obvious place to be writing about for Haunted Evenings! To my immediate left is an 1800’s former prison with the same Loch views to die for (albeit those same views are seen through iron bars). Inveraray Jail may well be isolated but seems misplaced in such a beauty spot – what an incredible setting!
Inside are 2 main prison blocks, the earliest, laid out over 2 floors with several cells to investigate, provided last nights guests with activity on the ouija boards. All groups were able to experience some contact from the other side, from intense personal moments with lost loved ones to spirit energies connected to the building. A child called Jo for one group and a “Peggy” for another were just 2 names that came to light. An EVP was also captured which says “get f**king out of here” with a Scottish accent!
Over in the larger, slightly newer prison block (built in the 1840’s), voices were the main feature during the explore with kit vigils. Down in a bottom cell, a clear “help me” was captured on our recorder. Some 4 hours or so later, a separate team picked up a “help” in the very same cell (unbeknownst to them at the time as to what was captured earlier). A Henry was also picked up by 2 separate groups in the same prison block and psychometrist Stu picked up on a shadowy character called James Bane who Stu detected was imprisoned for sheep stealing. On returning to the jail this morning to check records, his name and crime have both been verified by Jail staff/electronic jail records. (EVP’s to be posted in the comments below). A growl was also picked up in the attic. Was that James Bane?
Dowsing rod experiments alongside trigger objects were designated for the court room. Placed amongst the many unpleasant and damn right eerie mannequins, energy was detected through equipment triggering and through the rods. You could almost hear a pin drop inside the court room, so a shout saying “get out” was a little unnerving on playback from our voice recorder!
Inveraray Jail provided all our guests with activity of various degrees throughout the night and the time at this unique jail flew by!
What a wonderful location to end this first half of 2018 and what wonderful guests to work alongside last night, thanks everyone!. This investigation will not be one we’ll forget in a hurry and it won’t be long until we return. Inveraray Jail and it’s stunning surroundings are a must to revisit! See you soon Inveraray!

Guest Testimonials

Thanks for the feedback Guys!…..

“First time with haunted evenings and loved the amount of equipment we were given to experiment with. Found the app used with the ouija board fascinating! Look forward to booking again ”
V.Struthers 24.06.18 Source:Facebook

“Thanks again Nat, Jo & Stu for another fantastic evening, totally loved our experiences at Inveraray & look forward to doing it again with you all xx”
V.Young 24.06.18 Source:Facebook

“Thanks for a brilliant evening! Was so lucky to meet a lot of lovely people and experience what we did! X”
J.Duncan 24.06.18 Source:Facebook

“Had a great evening thanks for the experience”
L.Laurie 24.06.18 Source:Facebook

“Was a great night yet again with the team.Cant wait for the next one.Everyone was amazing.x”
T.Taylor 24.06.18 Source:Facebook

“Thanks NAT Jo and stu for another good night can’t wait till next”
R.Kay 24.06.18 Source:Facebook