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Bodmin Jail

Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR , England
+44 (0)1208 76292
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Ranked #12 of 17 Attractions in Bodmin
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Three months' hard labour for being homeless! The same for being unemployed! A 2-year old boy sent to prison for begging with his homeless mother! A 9-year old boy hanged for stealing bread - after living alone on the streets since he was 6! The minimum age for execution being 7 years old - until 1908! All this and more... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Excellent food in a great restaurant and historic surroundings really interesting place all round will go back very enjoyable trip

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exeter
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We visited the venue today and really enjoyed it not going to lie its very eery and i was constantly looking behind me!! The bottom floor and the childrens wing i found the eeriest and couldnt wait to leave either of those floors felt like i had to escape fast! My partner found it scary too and hes a 6ft... More 

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United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

this is our 3rd time visiting Bodmin Jail. Each time there seems to be less to do. 1st time we went there were interactive things to do on some of the floors which have now disappeared. This time we went they have opened up a new part but it kind of spoils the effect of the jail as the walls... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is worth a visit if you are fit! Bear in mind it is an old gaol spread over 5 floors with tight spiral staircase! Very interesting information provided throughout. Some of it still in its run down condition which adds to the attraction as you can imagine how it looked (although some of it suffers from being used as... More 

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shropshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited on a foggy day which added to the atmosphere . Really enjoyed it . Lots of info to read about the history of the jail&the inmates . There were quite alot of people visiting & this slightly spoilt the atmosphere but it was half term so to be expected. We are going to book an evening ghost hunt... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We liked it. Plenty of reviews on here find minor faults, which is fair enough, but given it is a very old building it WILL be dark, cold and dank in places. And it will have stairs. All adds to the experience in my view. I think they have done a good job with what they have. If they add... More 

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited with my 10 yr old son. Alot of it is inaccessible due to old age and decay but from what theresis you get a good idea of what went on there. Some if the rooms could do with a clean up as there are 21st century rubbish with 19th century exhibits ! Other than that a good place to... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It was quite strange going through a modern bar/resturaunt to pay then go into the jail from here. Much of the jail is unaccessable as in ruins but on the whole very interesting facts. It's just a shame that it isn't kept maintained as many of the exhibits had litter crisp packets etc which is a shame people have no... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had an enjoyable visit to the Jail, unfortunately we can't speak for the restaurant as we had already made plans that day, but walking through the bar / restaurant it certainly looked and smelt very appealing! The jail itself is a fascinating slice of history, however couldn't help but feel it's been a bit let down - upon entry... More 

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