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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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Very interesting and good value

We all thoroughly enjoyed our time at the jail. Lots of interesting and interactive displays, very informative also. Staff are all very knowledgable and friendly. So much to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We all thoroughly enjoyed our time at the jail. Lots of interesting and interactive displays, very informative also. Staff are all very knowledgable and friendly. So much to see here and great value for money. Definitely worth visiting, for both adults or children

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely staff and very warming.Well worth a visit to the jail.Loads of interesting facts.Great family day out good value for money.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Husband was moaning at having to pay over £10 each to get in, once inside he changed his mind. We were both given headsets which gave us a commentary of the specific area we were in. Found this beneficial. It was well set up but if you had mobility problems I don't know how you would manage as there were... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited here yesterday and found the place to be most enjoyable. Your given your own headset to listen to tales of the jail and to explore at your own lesuire so your not tied down on a set tour which I liked. There's a lot of detail gone into the attraction so there's something for everyone. Jailhouse aside- this place... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Usually i love historical attractions but i found this place very boring. Parts were interesting. My boyfriend completely hated the place. Very expensive for what it was. Hardly anything to see. There was one costumed character which was disappointing and all he did was say hello. This place could be so exciting but it just isn't. The modern day prison... More 

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Jailer32, General Manager at Inveraray Jail, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that your visit did not meet your expectations. As you can see from our other reviews this is not usually the case. We understand that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However I would like to make reference to your referral of our modern day cell. I can assure you that... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Exactly what it says on the label - a history of the jail depicted in the former cell blocks. Nothing that exciting but the information is well presented and the staff are friendly.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit, very informative , well laid out with lots of information . Enjoyed and recommend this tourist attraction .

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We really didn't know what to expect but had a great time exploring. The hand held interactive guides were superb bringing the places to life.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I came here with my cousins and some other family members and truly enjoyed it . Although at fist look it seem to be very educational and boring it is in fact alot of fun with seeing the different cells and conditions prisoners lived in .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great place to spend a couple of hours, learning about the experiences of prisoners and staff. Headsets provided with commentaries available for the various scenes. I think these are probably more helpful for visitors whose first language is not English. The texts provided by each scene are very good and we found that trying to listen to the commentary and... More 

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Address: Main Street, 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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