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Inveraray Jail

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Inveraray Jail Entrance Ticket
From $15.17*
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Step back almost two centuries and discover the stories of the real men, women and children who were tried and served their sentences in this prison. Visit the Courtroom; explore the Cells in the Old and New Prisons; try out the wooden beds and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Inveraray jail is brilliant. It’s really interesting too. It’s a really good place too visit. You need too go.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bibcay
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An interesting, if at times gruesome place to see. Very cold so wrap up warm if you are visiting in winter. We found it difficult to find out prices before we went and we thought it was expensive at around £11 for an OAP concession...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ailsajensen
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time visit found it interesting to see how prisoners were treated and the staff were very good and knowledgeable

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank johndscotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was rather pricey and did not get what i expected. We were not told about how to get the free audio tours when purchasing tickets. When we did manage to get to the cells the "actors" were very lack luster. A female dressed as a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Uktraveler94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab attraction staying in area worth a visit staff so friendly and made good recommendations so top marks

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nikralc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great journey through the history of imprisonment. Really interesting facts and information about life and conditions in the jail and changes through time. Staff in costume were very helpful, friendly and full of information and stories about the jail and the inmates. Well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank williamlJ8022GQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the jail while staying for the weekend great place loads of history no lifts so I managed to get around most of it as I use a stick but not suitable for wheelchair users or people with buggy as u can't visit up stairs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roseann M
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

A very historic piece that was one of Scotlands first jails. The staff there are all dressed in period clothing which gives the impression of going back in time. So much information available to read or if you rent one of the hand help speaker...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kwurly
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Went on New Years Eve and very impressed with the courtroom with its judge,jury and accused almost looking real. The stories in the cells told how badly poor people were treated in those days and the harsh punishment for relatively minor offences. Good visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mick R
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this informative trip,very educational and interesting even the kids enjoyed it , helpful and friendly staff all the way round well laid out for following the years gone by

Date of experience: December 2018
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Yes dogs are allowed as I saw a couple there on our visit!
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Travel Forum Posts
kcowley
sandy, utah
Time needed to tour Inveraray Jail? (1 Reply)
We'll be in Inveraray on Mon Aug 7 on a CIE coach tour. We have from 12:15 to about 1:45 to eat lunch and explore the town and are scheduled to tour the castle at 2 pm. I don't know how crowded lunch places will be and I'm wondering if it's worth trying to tour the jail since I'm the type of person who's always trying to cram one more stop into my sightseeing itinerary. What's the least amount of time needed to do it justice? Are there certain areas that are must-sees or could be skipped with...More
July 29, 2017|
Response fromDavid_Sco|
It's a wee while since I went but I think I took around an hour, you could shave fifteen minutes off. I'd much rather see the Jail and have a wander around the village and by the water than sit in for lunch - iirc I bought a sandwich and crisps in the Inveraray Co-op.
tokyoagogo
Vancouver, Canada
Itinerary feedback please (12 Replies)
We are a Canadian family of five (kids are 2, 12, and 16) hoping to see a little of Scotland by car. We fly into Edinburgh on July 28th and spend three days there. Here is our tentative itinerary for August 1 to 7th: Day 1 – Drive Edinburgh to Stirling (quick stop to see the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel). Visit Stirling Castle. Sleep in Stirling. (1 hour drive along the M9) Day 2 – Drive Stirling to Inveraray. Stop in Luss for lunch. Drive through Glen Croe and the Rest and Be Thankful...More
February 09, 2017|
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One more thing: those driving times are from Google Maps so are likely skimpy...