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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, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Coos Bay, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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falkirk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

the interaction with the staff, they knew there stuff. The history and how it was put across was top notch, brilliantly simple and interesting

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit here . Very interesting and fun for a family activity . Kept us entertain for 1-2 hours x

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Edinburgh
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great morning spent at the jail. Interactive and informative. Some great photo opportunities and guides were really knowledgable and amusing.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

very good place to visit,love the fact you can purchase a photo of yourself in jail when you there,we also took lots of great photos ourselfs.staff really nice and friendly.

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Denham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

we booked a tour to escape the rain and were pleased that it was raining otherwise we may have missed out on a very interesting half hour visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had a great time at the jail. Dead interesting. There is even a Court Room with a Sheriff and lawyers. The jail is over 3 floors. Very informative. Some surprises too. Take a camera.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Took the family in at last, been meaning to do it for years . Well worth a visit. lovely friendly staff, great exhibits, only down side.. no cafe

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Really interesting place, fair price - liked that we were left to look around ourselves - the "guard" was amusing!!

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campbeltown
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very atmospheric, informative and interesting. Live in Campbeltown, not far away and had never visited the jail but I loved it.

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