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“Fantastic tour! Highly interesting”
Review of Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison
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Fremantle Self-Guided Audio Tour
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Owner description: Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s premier tourist attractions and the only World Heritage listed building in the State.The Prison was built by convicts in the 1850s and was used as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years. With solitary cells and gallows Fremantle Prison is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent. Fremantle Prison now holds the key to history, mystery and fun. Step inside and do time with experienced guides on a fascinating Prison Day Tour. Explore the labyrinth of tunnels 20m beneath the Prison by foot and by boat on a Tunnels Tour adventure. Feeling brave? Delve into the darker side of the Prison’s history on an eerie Torchlight Tour.
Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Whilst visiting family in WA we decided to do the tour of Fremantle prison. I must say I didn't expect much from the tour, but was I sure wrong! We ended up buying the pass that allowed us to do the "doing time" and "the great escape" tour within a period of 2 weeks (well worth the value of $26).

Both of the tours were highly interesting. The prison is full of history and great stories, and the tour guides are full of these stories and information to share. Within the two tours we got access to most parts of the prison and it really was a great experience.

When I return to WA in the future I most definitely will be returning to complete the further 2 tours that the prison offers!

Thank LanaMaria02
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

This prison is one place you would not want to be locked up , a real eye opener to what life was like for the convicts ,and our tour gide Ben was great

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour. We just took the basic one which went for an hour and a quarter. Gave us a very good idea of what it would be like to be a prisoner during that time, and we had a good look around in the cells and other areas of the jail. Finished off with the room where the unfortunate ones got hung:(

Thank Abbykat
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Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We did the 'Doing Time' and 'Great Escape' tours and both were great. I would recommend doing both if you have time as they are different and you don't really double up in the tour content. To do both which takes about 4 hrs, is $28.
Our guide was Ben and he was awesome, funny and very informative.
Highly recommend a visit if you are in Fremantle.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Visited Fremantle Prison while in Perth and got a very intresting look at prison life. Unlike Alcatraz, this place just closed only a few years ago! (1991) tough times to not have running water and using buckets for toilets. Although, when you think of punishment, this was true punishment. As a mater of advice, buy your tickets, and tgen scamper across the street to the markets to eat. Great food there! (That may be a separate review)
Our guide was a friendly fella with jokes and light humor. From what I've heard, the tour can be completely different with a different tour guide.

Take plenty of pictures if you go!

Thank Codius66
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