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Inveraray Jail

Address: Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
Phone Number: 01499 302381
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Inveraray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Step back almost two centuries and discover the stories of the real people - men, women and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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!
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edinburgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed our morning as a couple but would not have brought our 8 yr old daughter as she waould have been scared ! and not liked the scary stories .not for young kids !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great visit...we esp. loved the live actors...well worth a visit...very interesting..a real insight into prison life gone by. Thank you. Chris and Shell x

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Dunoon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent informative insight into life in a Victorian jail. Very sad at times and makes one realise how easy life is today

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Spent nearly 2 hours on this visit. What a place to visit. Take time to read the information, you will learn a lot, very sobering. On a lighter note you can experience first hand the thumb screws, the birch, being strapped to the whipping table, locked in the exercise cells, all good fun.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

staff were great warm and friendly was a cold day and deserted at £9.50 there wasn't a lot in there and stuff to do , been here in the summer and was totally different

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

First, let me start off by saying that the actors are absolutely brilliant, they are great with children and really bring the jail to life. There is also a book of past inmates which is fun to look through as you may see one of your ancestors. Everyone who works there knows everything there is to know about the jail... More 

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to Inveraray on overnight stay and visited the jail . We both found it very interesting and enjoyed the role play of the attendants, making it more realistic , The warden/ guide was very knowledgable and pleasant gentleman and worthy of a mention. We will bring our children on future visit .the audio playing in the courthouse and... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Stopped at Inveraray on way home, and went into the Jail well worth a visit if you are there. Informative and staff bring it to life :-) also lovely views from the loch

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Interesting place to visit, especially with young boys! The exhibits were very fun and informative and I really enjoyed the book of past inmates as one of my ancestors was in it!! Bad man!

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent touring the jail...it was unique and interesting to see and read how folks were tried and kept while in the jail. We thought it filled in some gaps about the day to day routine of regular folk that had run afoul of the law at that time. The staff were helpful and the facilities... More 

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