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Inveraray Jail

Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
+44 1499 302381
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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 hammocks; sample the punishments; experience the Whipping Table; take your turn at the Crank Wheel. Meet the Warder and Prisoners and get locked up in the Airing Yards. Listen to dramatic true tales from the characters in the Jail’s past brought to life with our FREE interactive audio guides. Available in six languages.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
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+44 1499 302381
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"court room"
in 65 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 133 reviews
"audio guide"
in 47 reviews
"crime and punishment"
in 14 reviews
"interesting place"
in 28 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 36 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 41 reviews
"value for money"
in 37 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 19 reviews
"information boards"
in 16 reviews
"few hours"
in 23 reviews
"own pace"
in 16 reviews
"rainy day"
in 20 reviews
"gift shop"
in 33 reviews
"friendly staff"
in 20 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"prisoners"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Jail is a museum with interactive audio recordings as you go round with a unique insight into early criminals and their prison conditions. Great displays of old sign posters and even the jail records showing the punishment they received even that of a 10...More

Thank Andy-MadgeB
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great attraction. Very interesting with interactive displays. The audio guide which comes with entry well worth using. Follow the numbers and hear everything. The models a bit spooky at times.

Thank Cath H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We as a couple really enjoyed the visit to the jail. We learned loads in the sense of crimes , punishment, laws and how the people lived all those years ago. It was set out well with a lot of information to support sights and...More

Thank raymond-dawson
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Novel to see a courthouse and adjacent jail Audio guide was informative and educational Buildings have been very well preserved and you get a great feel of what it would be like to have been locked up in a Victorian jail

Thank John M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience and ideal for a wet day.You can try some of the tortures and join in the Court trial too.Audio guide was very good.

Thank snellbydate
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A jail is never going to be fun, lets face it.. but we had a great time here. The staff were really great and informative, and the jail itself had plenty of information. It's incredibly sad to think of the wee bairns who were incarcerated,...More

1  Thank katy_kanga
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wet long drive to the jail, we were probably the last 2 in. We had the audio, but there is so much written info you do not really need it. Spent over a hour in there, really interesting and informative. We had were helped by...More

Thank john a
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here - 2 adults, 12 year old and a 9 year old. We did a mix of the audio guide and reading the information on the walls. The kids loved the interactive parts and collecting the stamps as they...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit here and I enjoyed my second visit as much as my first. The prison is well presented and the audio guide really makes the visit. It is informative and brings the prison visit to life. It is amazing how cruel...More

Thank Dannykimweed
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a good couple of hours looking around. Fascinating look at penal life in days gone bye. Good stories and helpful cards (different languages available) or headphones. Well worth a look.

Thank grumpyoldman354
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Yes dogs are allowed as I saw a couple there on our visit!
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