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Inveraray Jail

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Address: Main Street, 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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Wonderful historical experience

Three young children and two adults were entertained for a couple of hours finding out all about justice and punishment in history. Very informative and at times heartbreaking and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Three young children and two adults were entertained for a couple of hours finding out all about justice and punishment in history. Very informative and at times heartbreaking and very much an eye-opener for our 11 year old!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed this day out with my 8yr old son who was given a stamp card to press in each room we visited. Staff there were fantastic! Great gift shop and plenty to see inside.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Really interesting way to spend an hour or 2, opens your eyes to our not so distant past. if your in the area well worth a visit.

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting and informative. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended. I spent approximately two hours in the attraction (having lost track of time) listening to the pre-recorded history through the headset and reading the large number of information panels in each of the cells. Probably not ideal for young children as there is a lot of reading involved (paper copies in... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After seeing flyers for this attraction all over Scotland, we eventually found ourselves in Inveraray and paid a visit to the Jail. So glad we did - very interesting, with detailed audio commentary to guide you, court room, jail cells, exercise yard etc etc. Museum shop was good as well. Very well put together, with a logical, progressive flow around... More 

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is truly fascinating and let's you go right back in time. Well preserved and interesting throughout. An exceptional tourist attraction for those who are interested in Scottish history. A credit to the staff. Shop has a great variety of merchandise to purchase too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Inverary Jail proved quite an expensive visit (£10pp) but popular and interesting. It gives a good idea of what prison life was like and how it changed over the 19c. The court looked very authentic and the prisoners' accounts brought a sense of reality, the appalling conditions lightened with amusing incidents. If this was a model prison, one wonders what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

sometimes even too much info....felt totally tired afterwards. But loved it. Also there is one specific prisoner who really gave me the creeps (mad archie). look for him!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

At almost £35 for a family of four - this was an expensive visit. I had looked at the Jail on the Internet and I think I was expecting a bit more than it was or maybe something totally different. After visiting the Tower of London there are no crusome drawings or anything to upset children, so I think I... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A well presented attraction, only down side if you have difficulty with stairs, you have a few to climb. But still worth it.

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