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Shepton Mallet Prison Guided Tour

Shepton Mallet Prison Guided Tour

Shepton Mallet Prison Guided Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Walk in the footsteps of prisoners who have been residents of the wings during the last 400 years. Discover what happens behind the high walls and locked doors. Experience the hidden world of capital punishment and see first-hand where executions took place. Shepton Mallet Prison conducts guided tours run by ex-prison officers who once managed these prisons. Our two-hour tours give you the opportunity to view our historic buildings and learn more about their history dating back to 1610.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 238972P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Admission ticket to Shepton Mallet Prison • Entry/Admission - Shepton Mallet
Duration
2h
Departure details
Shepton Mallet Prison, Frithfield Ln, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LU, UK
Inclusions
Admission ticket to Shepton Mallet Prison • Entry/Admission - Shepton Mallet
Departure details
Shepton Mallet Prison, Frithfield Ln, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LU, UK
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers
Popular mentions

5.0
183 reviews
Excellent
165
Very good
15
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Explore826158
2 contributions
A great afternoon. Fascinating and informative tour.
Fascinating way to spend the afternoon. Amazing history in this extraordinary building. Brilliant tour by Monica. 3 generations of our family from aged 12 to 81 enjoyed it.
Written 25 July 2021
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Deb T
2 contributions
Excellent
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very interesting and the guide knew his stuff! I would definitely recommend having the tour which lasts 2 hours and afterwards wander around yourselves.
Written 25 July 2021
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Jenny
4 contributions
Guided Tour 2021
Jul. 2021 • Family
The guided tour was well worth it. The lady was full of facts about the prison, past inmates and knowledge of prison life through the decades. I would definitely recommend a visit and book onto the tour.
Written 25 July 2021
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John B
1 contribution
Behind Bars
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Overall a fascinating if grim in parts tour The guide Mr Gee was superb, knowledgable, entertaining and able to draw on his personal experiences and made the tour Would highly recommend as lawyer and student of history
Written 25 July 2021
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Lee
1 contribution
A really good day out!
Jul. 2021
Enjoyed the Escape Room (although we didn't get out) and the tour guide (Morris) was really knowledgeable. A terrific day out - we really enjoyed ourselves.

I enjoyed listening to Morris - his stories were engaging.

A wonderful day...hopefully my first, and last, visit to a prison! :-)

Thank you!
Written 25 July 2021
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Simon L
1 contribution
Exceptional & Interesting Experience
Jul. 2021
Very enlightening and interesting experience of the Shepton Prison. Monica, our tour guide was informative and knowledgeable making the tour very well worth the visit. We had 2 other friends from Sussex who also raved about the tour, would strongly recommend a visit if you are interested in history of the prison.
We were also impressed with information & help given by Felicity on reception
Written 24 July 2021
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Digger201
Yeovil, UK27 contributions
Worth a visit
Well worth a visit I found it extremely interesting Our guide was very knowledgeable. It was a very hot day on our visit so was glad when the 2 hour tour was complete could have spent much more time there after the tour but was just too hot.

Only down side is the Maintance of the prison. Pretty much non existent the place will turn into total disrepair if something not done soon. Not the fault of the tour operators but the developers who own the site. It will as guide told us turn into a restoration project in the next few years.

Please visit you will not be disappointed
Written 24 July 2021
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Paul w
1 contribution
Very enlightening.
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Excellent guided tour ,tour guide extremely knowledgeable and very informative, tour lasted about 2 hours , Throughly enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended.
Written 24 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nwej311
Bristol, UK2 contributions
Awesome
Jul. 2021
Always wanted to do this....and do you not i was not disappointed. From arrival brilliant staff and there is only 8 of them. But what a fantastic experience. Maurice fantastic...you can only do that if you have experience...that is no lie...nobody could recite without a book what he comes out with. Believe me this is a great experience and i took my in laws who loved every minute of it. Fantastic day. Thank you for the experience all of you including the staff.
Written 23 July 2021
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antinmk
Milton Keynes, UK33 contributions
BRILLIANT TOUR!
Jul. 2021
Monica our tour guide was 100% on it!
Really enjoyed the tour and Monica's knowledge was outstanding.
Highly recommend this tour (even if you are 'in the job' as the history of a Victorian prison is an eye opener.
Thank you Monica (The one who spoke to you about the showers)
Written 23 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Shepton Mallet Prison
Dibunny
Dibunny
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Interesting place to visit
A very interesting pace to visit. Lots of info about prisons in the past and the present .Gives you feeling of how
Patsy1101
Patsy1101
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Fabulous
We had a fabulous time at Shepton Mallet Prison. Flick was absolutely fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble and
J958VTbarryb
J958VTbarryb
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Great day out,very informative and the staff were great,Thank you.
When we arrived we were made very welcome,The staff were very friendly,I would and have already recommended this da
Caroline S
Caroline S
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A fun and challenging escape from The Hole
We visited Shelton Mallet Prison with two teams of friends and family to take on the challenge of The Hole Escape R
Starkayuk
Starkayuk
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Amazing :)
Amazing tour , our guide was extremely knowledgeable and had some great story’s from his years of being a prison gu
Mazdamagic
Mazdamagic
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Evocative visit
This was a truly terrific way to spend at least a couple of hours. A walk around the prison will awake your imagina
908grietjeb
908grietjeb
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Excellent outing fir a rainy day
Did the self guided tour. Very interesting to hear, read and see the prison life from the 1600 till until time. Had
katetC4441LG
katetC4441LG
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Escape Room Experience
A fantastic treat for my son's birthday! 3 generations in two cells having the best time! Could have stayed longer
Caroline F
Caroline F
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Really really interesting
Really interesting. The prison is huge and learnt alot on the self guided tour.we could go anywhere. The prison has
han0810
han0810
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Great family day out
The fact that you could tour around at your own pace and that nearly everywhere was open. The Escape Room was great
Dale M
Dale M
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A day behind bars
Excellent place to visit. Loads to see, friendly helpful staff. Well worth a visit. Stay the night if you dare. Hig
Z1105CQalic
Z1105CQalic
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Really interesting tour.
Reading the interesting facts and seeing the prison cells. It was really good to see the different eras of the pr
Fujigirl16
Fujigirl16
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Lovely day at the prison yesterday.
I did the self guided tour, it was nice to take my own time and read all the info boards and listen to the recorded
Skalachick
Skalachick
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Night behind bars
Had a great time wandering the site,visiting different areas carrying out ouija board sessions & completing EVP rec
TraceyT844
TraceyT844
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Amazing value for money
We spent almost 3 hours on our self guided tour, the reception staff were very knowledgeable and gave us some inter
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