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Inveraray Jail

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Address: Main Street, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1499 302381
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Step back almost two centuries and discover the stories of the real people...

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!

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It had been three years since my last visit. I was very impressed, with their update, Even my teenage granddaughter loved it. Definitely worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jinty195017
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It had been three years since my last visit. I was very impressed, with their update, Even my teenage granddaughter loved it. Definitely worth a visit.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You should visit here but get your 20% discount off If you visit the tourist board first to get a map first

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Thank gary566
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I cant remember how many times Ive visited Inveraray over the years and I have saw the Jail but thought it would be boring.. Finally took my kids in and was really pleased I did. Really interesting and a good time had.

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Thank Nicola B
Huntly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best things we did in our week away. A little bit gruesome for the youngest one though. If your going with family or a group, start your earphones playing in sync or it just gets confusing! The courtroom scene is great.

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Thank 206lucy
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really good local museum and a good choice for a wet day. The initial room with wax dolls in dioramas seemed tragically amateur but the rest of the room and the audio tour were excellent. It really gives one a sense of how easy it was to be incarcerated a couple of hundred years ago and the... More 

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Thank Lazzagear
Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the visit to the jail was very interesting we were handed head sets before we started which explained every thing as we walked around , well worth a visit .

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Thank susan b
Fife, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always wanted to go to Inveraray jail .was really good .well worth the money Lots of stairs but don't let this put you off . They have lifelike dummy we had to look twice The staff are very friendly and even have people dressed up walking around the jail .you get a recorder and a head set to listen to... More 

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Thank Nellied55
Melksham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with our Labrador puppy in July 2016. Each visitor is given a headset and handset (touch screen/buttons) to navigate their way around the jail. The audio is really well put together and voiced by actors who portray the various characters in the jail. The courtroom audio was very good especially as you get to sit in the courtroom... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This jail has good overall information (with visuals) of historic incarceration, even taking the cases of single individuals from various walks of life and different ages for detailing experiences. The severity of punishment is difficult to comprehend, as well as the harsh judgment of petty crimes. Overall, the displays are mesmerizing. One can even have a photo taken of your... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting museum, especially for a person (like me) whose ancestor Malcolm MacMillan spent 9 months in a cell with other Gaelic-speaking men from the Isle of Tiree. They were convicted (in September 1834) of plundering a ship wreck, but Tiree is not as easy place to make a living, so when opportunities present themselves, Tiree's islands can't be... More 

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