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Inveraray Jail

Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
01499 302381
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Inveraray
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

For adults and children alike, this is a must see if visiting Inveraray. Centrally located, very interesting information and captivating exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Fantastic history & excellent value. The head jailer was excellent & knew his stuff. Go to the jail before the castle as your ticket gets you a 25% discount off your castle admission

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Scotland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was really enjoyable and informative, we spent at least an hour and a half going viewing the cells and reading the literature. You can get your photo taken and it was good fun, but I think they are missing a trick by not offering 2 photos at a reduced price , rather than £6.99 per photo, I'm sure most... More

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Lots of interesting tales about justice in old days. There was lots to read and see which took a couple of hours to get through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We loved Inverary jail! The kids enjoyed dressing up and trying out the prisoners experiences. The staff were great fun and you can see they like where they work. Worth the entrance fee, we had so much fun.

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Anerdeenshire
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and i had been before but still founfd it interesting on a re-visit. Two teenage girls also loved it. Lots to see and read about with staff dressed up as characters. Also hands on experiences including dressing up.

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Scotland
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10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

The jail gives a good insight into changing attitudes to imprisonment and punishment. The staff in costumes were excellent, but I would have liked to have heard more from them.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A tremendous use of the Old Inverary Jail. This was, in it's day, the local courthouse and Prison for the this part of Argyll. The main exhibit is quite traditional but very informative. The real delight is when you get into the yard and several guides are in character and costume. They answer your questions about life in a late... More

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We are very pleased that we went to see Inveraray jail. We were able to walk around at a very leisurely pace taking in all of the exhibitions and informative displays. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. Well worth a visit

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East Wemyss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Despite being two adults with no children we enjoyed our morning at the jail! A big bonus for us is that the dog was welcome! The information boards are easy to read and interesting. We really enjoyed the interactive parts of the experience. The jail is clean and the staff were informative. Unfortunately missed the programme that was on the... More

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