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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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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What a great place. The information and displays are set out in such a way that young and old will find this both interesting and fun. Excellent attraction very cleverly done and well worth a visit.

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Wirral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This kind of visit is not normally my thing but it was a grey day so we thought, why not. We were glad we did the visit is well planned and i found it far more interesting and enjoyable than i would have imagined. Well worth a visit if you are in the area

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Interesting & fun, very informative. Well informed staff and jail keeper has a sense of humour. Quite a lot of stairs which could be a problem for some people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very interesting and informative. Lots to take in and staff lovely and helpful. Well looked after. Would definitely recommend.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I took a tour group here today and there were also children as part of the group. They had an absolute blast and much of the displays are designed with children in mind. The entrance also doesn't break the bank, making for an affordable day out. We liked the costumed actors that you will find throughout the jail, giving an... More

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What real value for money, a very interesting place to visit and the three members of staff who dressed up really took their role seriously, it great to hear their stories. In particular, i was touched by the warden who clearly loved his job and made us feel very welcome. All round, it is very much worth the visit and... More

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Grand Junction
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Interactive fun for the whole family. The jailers and prisoners are still here to share their stories.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Interesting afternoon ( we loved the courtroom). The 'guides' (jailer and prisoner) were exceptional. It sounds odd but it was great fun -give it a go !

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Beith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

For a good fun and educational day out , the staff are very realistic in their uniforms and very knowledgeable on the history of the jail and courtroom.

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scunthorpe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you pass through Inveraray It should be on the list People working at the old jail will give you all the info about it's past

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