We hired bikes from padstow and cycled the Camel trail from Padstow to Bodmin Jail (very easy and flat -short small incline at the end). On arriving at Bodmin Jail there wad planty of dpace in the courtyard to lock up our bikes.we purchased tickets immediately and began our visit. Unfortunately major renovation works were being undertaken on the cell wings to turn it into a hotel (The wings/cell blocks were probably what you want to see on a visit).
Seemed a bit pricy for about an hour an half. There are lots of wiry info boards around. But for young children (without the patience to read all of it) I can see the easily becoming board. They could do with some interactive displays/dressing up gear etc for children (collect a stamp for each area visited or something.
Be aware of the narrow steep stairs between each floor.
Having visited Kilmanohon Goal in Dublin where we had a guided tour (for only 10 euro -bargain) and much more of the prison was open Bodmin Jail seems a bit of a disappointment.
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