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

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Went along with an open mind with a young child, who did enjoy going down the spiralling staircase, it was a good morning visit and the cream tea was lovely after

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went along with an open mind with a young child, who did enjoy going down the spiralling staircase, it was a good morning visit and the cream tea was lovely after

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have been looking forward to this event for 3 months. I paid a massive £75 per ticket for each member of my party through the bodmin jail website only to find out if you book it elsewhere you can get it for £35! Why is this the case this is my first question? I was so excited and when... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited here on a wet miserable sunday bank holiday. The whole site is indoors so just right for a rainy day. You buy the entry tickets at the bar of the restuarant/pub which is incorporated into the jail. we spent a good couple of hours here and enjoyed every minute of our visit. It is very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We attended the Paranormal Evening at Bodmin Jail as a family experience which was booked as a birthday experience for my mum: we had been especially excited for this evening but came out disappointed. We arrived at around 22:15 for the start of the evening at 22:30 and found ourselves wandering into the jail with no clear direction in which... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Paid a visit as the forecast was not good and the brochure was impressive. Managed to get a parking space, but they are limited. Museum was OK, a bit uninspiring but passed an hour or so. Lots of information about some of the prison inhabitants and their fates and a plethora of rather poor quality dioramas. Had a portion of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

An Incredibly interesting experience, some of the jail has been done up and some has been left to its original state. Both are great to experience. The staff were incredibly friendly and had great knowledge. Plenty of information all around the buildings, a true wealth of knowledge. We also had an evening meal here which again was great, fantastic value... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really impressed with this attraction, been here year on year now and the team have excelled this time, so much improved from my last visit, working really hard to get this important piece of history back to where it should be, parking is a bit hit and hope but as long as you follow the highway code you'll be fine.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited Bodmin Jail today and we were all amazed. Visiting an ex-prison isn't something you get to do everyday and we weren't disappointed! The jail is huge with restored and deserted areas to explore, brilliant exhibitions on display...We even saw some bats hanging in one cell which was wonderful to see. Unfortunately this place isn't supported at all by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visit every year on holiday so as you can guess we enjoy visiting the jail! Signage was much improved from our last visit as were the displays. We enjoyed walking round and reading the information. Had a lovely lunch in the restaurant afterwards. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Bodmin jail is a great day out for all ages and pet friendly in all weathers the food is good and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Overall a great day out and good value for money. A big thank you to Gary Ewart for letting me take part in the demonstration. Made my day Marcus Wiggins

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