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Inveraray Jail

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Address: Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
Phone Number: 01499 302381
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Description: Step back almost two centuries and discover the stories of the real people...
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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Gives an eerie but interesting insight into the past. Well worth a visit. It was a very windy day and this added to the experience as the Jail is right on the water.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Gives an eerie but interesting insight into the past. Well worth a visit. It was a very windy day and this added to the experience as the Jail is right on the water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this experience, informative and educational. Shocking to see the treatment and tortures of days gone by and how the prisoners were caged and treated. You could try out a cell or get tied to a bench for a birching (very 50 shades) even listen to the details of a genuine trial. Nice little exhibition and gift shop with... More 

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Came to Inveraray for a day visit. Have been to the Jail before but as it had been a few years, decided to do it again! It is a good visitor attraction and very educational but I do think the entry price of £9.50 an adult is abit steep. Overall a good place to visit with interesting facts and stories

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Yes this is an interesting place to visit however at a whopping £9-50 for an adult it is a bit over priced. Doesn't take very long to get round it and is it value for money, not quite sure. There are discount vouchers available which help a little. Not a lot of room in the prison itself or in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Well worth a visit if you’re in the area! Very educational and informative. Staff very friendly. A good tip is to get your tickets online before you go as it can save you a fair amount!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited the jail and were surprised at how interesting and entertaining it was. The jail has been excellently maintained and the entry fee is well worth paying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Really interesting and funny definitely worth a visit friendly staff very helpful great to learn how prison worked years ago

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great and very interesting place to wander round with a mix of fixed exhibits and real people talking about life there in the past. Note: they give a 20% discount for people who stay in local hotels, a fact we only learned after we had paid and been round!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

although it rained while we visited, we did enjoy it and explored outside - even if it was quick! It was great to see and I liked that you could try things out! Loved the added feature of staff in costume. Certainly worth a visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We where just passing and thought we would pop in and see what it was like and I have to say it's a fantastic museum, very interesting with a great insight to the history of when it was a jail and the courtroom with a trial going on and surrounded by the period figures was very realistic and enjoyable. Highly... More 

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