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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited the Jail during our stay in the area as we had heard a lot about it. I must say I enjoyed the museum with offered a good insight into the jail's history. There was a lot of information, but presented in such a way that is fun to read and learn more about personal tragedies of former inmates.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

you could of gotten a guided tour and they could have had people locked in the cells as opposed to manankins

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to visit, beautiful views, Brambles tea room has some lovely cakes the locals are helpful and friendly, I will definitely visit again,

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

my wife and I were in inverary for our honeymoon and we visited the jail, it is the best attraction around for miles, I was very dubious before I got inside, we were in for around 3 hours and we loved every part of it, we will be going again when our son is a little bit older

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Fancy a trip to Inveraray Jail ? Don't bother , Just returned from here and feel violated being charged £25 entry for 2 adults and one child. How some people took 90 mins to walk round here is beyond me.It is a lot smaller than i expected, The bulk of the building is empty rooms with posters on the wall.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good and informative trip round a well preserved jail and courtroom.Staff friendly and knowledgable. A wee bit pricey for what you get and shop full of tack

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is the second time in two years we have visited with our three children, aged 3, 5 and 6. There really is something for everyone - from the gruesome stories, the cranking machine, the incredibly realistic courtroom, the whipping table and photo opportunities galore. Loved the young prisoner in the outdoor exercise area - very entertaining. Will now wait... More

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Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I quite enjoyed our visit but some of the mannequins looked very worn. I thought it was a little overpriced for what we saw.

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Ayrshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wanted something to do that we didn't need to leave our dog in the car for (as weather too hot) and found out the jail let dogs throughout all the areas - fantastic! We were worried it would not be interesting for our 3 year old, but she loved it. The nice lady at the front desk gave her a... More

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fun for all the family, with many facts and interactive sections. There was a Prison Mate who was informative and enthusiastic!

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