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Inveraray Jail

Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
01499 302381
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Inveraray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Step back almost two centuries and discover the stories of the real people - men, women and children who were tried and served their sentences in this... more » Owner description: Step back almost two centuries and discover the stories of the real people - men, women and children who were tried and served their sentences in this prison. Take your seat in the spectacular Courtroom.Explore the Cells.Experience the sounds and smells; try out the wooden beds and hammocks.Sample the punishments. Experience the Whipping Table; take your turn at the Crank Wheel. Meet the Warders, Matron and Prisoners who help to make your prison visit come to life! « less
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Not wheelchair accessible in the jail. But was allowed to go into the back area to see the prisons. Something there for everyone. Short staffed in prisonthough.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Found the whole experience so educational but anything but boring ! The STAFF brought it to LIFE , HAD GREAT TIME .. worth every penny ! Maybe a tea room would be an additional extra which would be appreciated

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Wirral
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We took our 4 yr old on a particularly wet day, he loved it, lots of things to see and more importantly, touch unlike a lot of places. He particularly enjoyed testing out the wooden beds and comparing them with the hammocks. An added bonus is the discount off Inveraray Castle admission, 20% I think, on production of your receipt.... More

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We visited Inveraray during a coach trip and visited this jail taking advantage of the discount offered as a Highland Heritage customer. Worth the time and quite interesting. After this visit we climbed up the 176 steps at the Bell Tower where we were afforded great views of Loch Awe, the town itself and the surrounding area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Being a paying visitor just browsing and passing through the place ( no pun intended ;-) ..it was nice to get some interesting history of a time gone by when punishment was High on the List of priorities . There was a lot to see and read about and to venture around the jail was good so that you got... More

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We visited the jail during our stay in the town, and were surprised and delighted with the experience. It was a really interesting place, and we spend over an hour and a half going round the jail, and reading the history of the jail itself, but also the gruesome forms of punishment in the centuries before the penal system evolved.... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A suggested attraction to visit but didnt get past the front door. I saw the entry fee was £9.50 each (suggested visit time 45 minutes). For two of us clearly that would have been £19.00 which we thought was not worth it. Such potential charges put me off other potential places of interest in the area. I have visited Alcatraz... More

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting to see the actual cells that people were put in and to learn the history and stories behind the walls. The prison guard told us plenty, he was excellent as was the inmate!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Visited here with the family for something to do and as it got good ratings on TA we were looking forward to it. Over 30 pounds to get in, and really? What for. You can walk around in less than an hour, and while I'm all for preserving history, I don't really like being taken advantage of, those giving this... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very informative and entertaining.Without giving anything away, there are a few surprises in store. Great for kids old and young

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