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Inveraray Jail

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Address: Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
Phone Number: 441499302381
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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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Visited the jail early, so just missed the rush. Very informative, kinda sad to see how children were treated, and how people were sent to America as punishment for trivial... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the jail early, so just missed the rush. Very informative, kinda sad to see how children were treated, and how people were sent to America as punishment for trivial crimes. Be aware!!! There might be a real guy posing as a dummy!!. His scare factor timing is perfect!!! He waits just long enough for you to think, is he... More 

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely to see such a landmark restored and invested in. Great entertaining fun for all the family and very educational and informative. A must visit!

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Never knew there was so much to this attraction - courthouse, cells, exercise yard, everything! Some of the grisly details will have your kids cringing and thankful they weren't among the inmates of yesteryear!! The audio guide (included in the price) was excellent.

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County Durham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit for any ages, there are a few steps in areas but if you can manage them it is well worth it. It is about average price wise to get in, you get an electronic guide which is interesting rather than boring very easy to use a nice touch. very interesting listening to the history well worth... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The jail traces the history of punishment. Some of that history is depressing. Fortunately things finally improved, though I still wouldn't want to be impriosned there. But the tour is very informative,and it's certainly worth doing if you're stopping in Inveraray.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We visited9 here on the 3rd July. . We took the option of the FREE audio guide, which was great and easy to use, highly recommended. It is a great place to visit for all ages. A very interesting fun place to visit. If your lucky enough to visit Inveraray on a beautiful sunny day, like we did, take a... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit, I found it very interesting reading the history of the jail, a lot of the images and statues were pretty scary so I personally wouldn't take young children. Would be worth waiting until they are able to understand and learn about the jail. Loads of see and could walk around for hours. Definitely... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very historic attraction with an electronic guide included in the admission price, plenty to see including a "screw" and a "convict" wandering around to answer any questions. The court room itself is worth the trip, to sit in there and listen to trials and punishment really adds to the tour. Gift shop very good and staff polite and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was so entertainng but a bit spooky. The actors made it seem true to life. We went on a very wet and dark day which added to the atmosphere. Kids will either love it or be frightened out of their wits! Some of the dummies are not what they seem so beware. The court room was particularly entertaining and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

An excellent afternoon out. I am not a big fan of museums but Inveraray Jail held my attention all the time I was there. The clear and straight forward information it provides doesn't go into long lengthy descriptions. Plenty of visual displays to look at, especially the court House. Character staff are very pleasant, friendly and helpful and add to... More 

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Address: Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
Phone Number: 441499302381
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Inveraray
Average Prices: USD 9 - 9

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