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Address: Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1208 76292
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9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

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An afternoon trip

Was an interesting visit to Bodmin Jail and informative. Loved the quaint little store , though was busy, and no seating at the cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wear warm gear if visiting Bodmin jail; the place is damp and cold, as you might expect from a place that used to house offenders from years past. The jail is over several floors and there are a lot of steep steps to negotiate. Interesting to see what people were imprisoned for in previous centuries and how very basic the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We pre-booked but due to bad weather changed the time on the day and found Chris very flexible accommodating our needs. Chris managed the pupils confidently and gained their interest easily with his great passion for the historical interest of Bodmin Jail. He covered many aspects of the jail from crimes, punishment, execution, care of prisoners including early nutrition and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Was an interesting visit to Bodmin Jail and informative. Loved the quaint little store , though was busy, and no seating at the cafe.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The visit to Bodmin jail was OK but my wife and I both thought a lot more could have been done to make the experience a little better, such as people dressed in period costume etc. It was interesting but it is not worth making a special detour. (We visited because it was close to the start of the Camel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very informative and interesting day out! We arrived not long after opening in the morning so was extra eerie as it was very quiet! They also have a restaurant there with a pretty good menu and seemed to be getting busy as we left (good advertisement)!!

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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We visited with 3 young children (2-7) the experience was very eerie but thoroughly enjoyable , and we would definitely visit again unfortunately at 11am the gift shop is not open as the bar staff manage both and the barman was on his own so if your looking for some trinkets to take away visit a little later in the... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A very busy place, dogs allowed, quite cold in the cells!!! lots of steps, restaurant very busy, a spine chilling experience. Could one of the displays show life in a prison cell now, and, as it was years ago - just to give all ages a perpsective of prison life?

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Golden Cross, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Bodmin Gaol was an eye opener with its wealth of historical information. Can you imagine a child of 2 being taken in for begging, or someone being hanged for setting fire to a sheaf of corn? Neither could we. At the time of our visit some updating was in hand. A visit involves many steps over six floors and it's... More 

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to discover the punishment that was handed out all those years ago. Offenders have it far too easy these days and if these punishments were handed out today, crime would be at a low.

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St Austell
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Bodmin Jail......a scary thought! Again being local it is not too far from where we live but on arriving at the Jail......a bit daunting! Plenty of parking and at first it does not look like a jail, you arrive, park and book in. Then the fun begins. You go down an unassuming entrance and instantly you are thrown back in... More 

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Additional Information about Bodmin Jail

Address: Address: Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1208 76292
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bodmin
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

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