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The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours

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Screaming night

The Scream mazes were well organised with the actors playing their parts brilliantly. The bar had a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RobertManc
Amazing Tour by Keith

A friend and I took the last-minute decision to visit after our other plans fell through because of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amelia B
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Shrewsbury prison, Shrewsbury was built in 1793 and for the past 200 years has be home to 1000's of criminals. Now its been opened to the public by Jailhouse tours, who run daily guided tours of the site, evening ghost tours, escape events, prison...more
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| The Dana, Shrewsbury SY1 2HP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The Scream mazes were well organised with the actors playing their parts brilliantly. The bar had a good selection to cover most peoples tastes which was needed after being chased through some of the mazes. It was a great fun evening with plenty of scares...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A friend and I took the last-minute decision to visit after our other plans fell through because of the floods - an amazing twist of fate, as we had the best time! We opted for the guided tour, as recommended by the receptionist (who was...More

Thank Amelia B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the late tour on a damp miserable Sunday Afternoon. The tour guide was Keith who was an ex officer at the prison before it shut. Keith bought the tour to life with lots of details mixed in with humour which made the tour...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent two hours on a guided tour of HMP Shrewsbury one Saturday, with the most wonderfully knowledgeable and entertaining guide, Keith. The tour is a real eye opener into prison life, and some of our country’s most infamous criminals. I thoroughly recommend this tour if...More

Thank Alexander J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went on tour with group of friends. Had fab time, very interesting and informative. Would definitely recommend. Worth the money. Guide was ex prison officer which made it an even more authentic experience.

Thank Beth D
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Beth D, Fantastic to hear you and your friends had a fabulous time at the Dana. Our Guides certainly give value for money with their knowledge of Prison Life. Thank you for your recommendation. Kind regards Sandra

Reviewed 5 days ago

Scary and interesting! Stacey and Siobhan were great guides. Hope to return for tunnel tour . Thanks .

Thank michellemell0r
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi michellemll0r, 👻 so glad you enjoyed visiting me. I will get an alive human to pass on your comments to our Guides. Best wishes Ghostie Looking forward to seeing you on a Tunnel Tour soon. Kind regards Sandra

Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say, I enjoyed being in prison? Well yes, it was an interesting and informative experience,

Thank Jean W
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jean W, So glad you loved The Dana as much as we do. It certainly gives you a great insight into Prison Life without you having to commit a crime. Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards Sandra

Reviewed 1 week ago

A sign indicates that it is a private car park and there is a £4.50 charge. (The car park was clearly for the prison) However, I assumed that if you were taking the prison tour, it would be free. There was no sign at the...More

Thank David B
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi David B, The car park is not owned by the Prison, only leased. The charges are not set by us but we take the payment. As the car park is used by the general public as well as our visitors the charge had to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rather a lot on money to pay for what was essentially a tour of 4 rooms. Yes it was interesting hearing how a con was processed in to the jail, but the bulk of the tour came across as a party police broadcast for the...More

Thank Sheeepwear
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sheepwear, We always appreciate feedback whether good or bad so we can address any problems. We are suprised at your comment of “4 rooms” as our Guided tours cover a lot more areas than you state. Visitors can also explore bits of the Prison...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Another reviewer has written today that this "attraction" is not value for money, but they "self-guided". I decided to spent a bit extra and went on a guided tour and it was excellent. The tour guide was a servicing prison officer, who explained in succinct...More

Thank Le_Scribe
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Le_Scribe, Thank you for reviewing your Guided-Tour. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour and received a good insight into prison life, given in a professional and compassionate manner. We take onboard your comments regarding self-guided tours (which we addressed in our reply to...More

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miyadivine
September 21, 2018|
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Response from thestrand09 | Property representative |
Hi miyadivine, Self-Guided Tours cost: Adult £15.00 Student/ Over 60’s £13.00 Child 5-15 £9.50 Family 2 x Ad + 2Ch £43.50 Under 5’s free. No need to book can be taken any day of the week between 10.00 and 16.00. Kind... More
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CaseyM1471
August 31, 2018|
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Superb. She is very well behaved, no accidents will happen. See you Tomorrow
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Nathan C
August 19, 2018|
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Response from thestrand09 | Property representative |
Hi Nathan C, Are you planning on taking your Wife on a Guided-Tour? If so, as long as she is happy standing/walking for 2 hours while she hears all about “prison life” , there is no reason for worry. If you have any further... More
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