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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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Anerdeenshire
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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manchester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Staff very informative and friendly, good value for money, discount if you are staying in one off the local hotels.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

If you haven't toured a jail previously it is probably a great experience however there is nothing different to any other jails which are tourist attractions.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

You have to give this a visit, i wasn't too sure at first but once i was in it was a really good experience, so glad i went in, it can be a bit scary for any young ones you have with you...just make sure the adults walk in front to pre warn the young ones, i was a bit... More

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Stafford
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

An interesting and informative venue well worth a visit Excellent shop and a few surprises as you go round the jail

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised when we visited the prison. Very interesting. Staff were friendly and helpful, with a wide range of knowledge.

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