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Inveraray Jail

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“court room”(73 reviews)
“audio guide”(60 reviews)
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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Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
+44 1499 302381
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All reviews court room well worth a visit audio guide crime and punishment interesting place couple of hours great place to visit value for money few hours interesting visit own pace rainy day gift shop friendly staff entrance fee prisoners courtroom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting building. Well worth entry fee. Even dogs were allowed, which was a big thumbs up. Good to see how things were dealt with back in time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jmatthews49
Reviewed 6 days ago

Gives a good insite into the justice system of the past, thankfully we are now in the 21st century. We had a hard life back in the day when this place was being used as it was built for. Informative and interesting. Several flights of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank U1958ZZtims
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Inveraray Jail, it was very interesting and informative. I was half expecting one of the dummy’s in the courtroom to move and give me a fright, thankfully none did. Walking through the corridors where the cells are is quite...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JackieB2511
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to become educated to our past without realising your been taught. Not for the infirmed as there are a lot of steep and worn steps up to the higher levels, but you need to go. Some of the exhibits are quite realistic,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

recently visited the jail with my other half and dog, obviously they allow dogs which most of surroundings plc do aswell, the plc was very informant n kept me interested, as we visited the courtroom my dog was very uneasy making us think as she...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank missbk79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the jail having visited for the first time many years ago as a child. There are audio guides available free of charge however we felt they were difficult to listen to whilst looking round the exhibition (personal preference). There’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NatBetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by unplanned on our way through the area and had a good time. Some of the tour got a little redundant, but overall a good experience, especially since I am in the detention business.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steven J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third time I have visited the Jail and I always enjoy it. The wealth of information available really adds to the experience and transports you back in time to a place which is very different to now. It helps with your own...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phisllehan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with my wife - we pre-booked online so it was a little cheaper (about £9) each. We opted to take the audio commenatary which was fantastic - really put life into the place. The jail is a fantastic attraction - well worth visiting for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nibbs007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of info in the cells and surrounding buildings. Quite interesting. Cold so wear a coat! There's a gentleman dressed in uniform in the cell blocks who is full of info and happy to help also.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Yes dogs are allowed as I saw a couple there on our visit!
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£21.90 for 2 Adults
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sandy, utah
Time needed to tour Inveraray Jail? (1 Replies)
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.
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|
Response fromtokyoagogo|
One more thing: those driving times are from Google Maps so are likely skimpy...