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The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours

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What an amazing place!!

Today my hubby and I took the Prison tour and we were so glad we did. We had an ex prison officer... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nicensweetEssex
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Essex
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Great visit

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour around the Prison with Mick, ex prison officer. Very informative and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tracey340
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury prison, Shrewsbury was built in 1793 and for the past 200 years has be home to 1000's of criminals. Now its been opened to the public by Jailhouse tours, who run daily guided tours of the site, evening ghost tours, escape events, prison...more
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| The Dana, Shrewsbury SY1 2HP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Today my hubby and I took the Prison tour and we were so glad we did. We had an ex prison officer called Keith who was very informative and made the prison come alive by relating some amusing stories and also the darker side of...More

Thank nicensweetEssex
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi nicensweetEssex, Thank you for your in-depth review and recommendation. Great to hear you were given an “informative insight” into Prison Life on your tour of The Dana. The Prison’s darker history can certainly give you chilling vibes. We will pass your good comments onto...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

My spouse and I took a self-guided tour through this recently decommissioned prison and found the experience fascinating. It is hard to imagine how difficult existence it must have been as a prisoner, but it sure gave me the shivers to walk in the cells...More

Thank AggieREprof
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi AggieREprof, Thank you for your feedback. The Dana is certainly very atmospheric. You’ll have to go on a Guided-Tour one day to hear just what Prison Life was really like. Kind regards Sandra

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour around the Prison with Mick, ex prison officer. Very informative and great person to listen to, with his great personality. Thank you.

Thank tracey340
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi tracey340, So pleased you enjoyed your Guided-Tour. We will make sure Mick sees your comments. Thank you for your review. Kind regards Sandra

Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth paying the bit extra to have the guided tour as the ex prison warder gave a great insight into how the prison worked and had some great stories about prison life. If you go on the 12 o'clock visit you get more time...More

Thank Keith R
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Keith R, Good to hear you found your Guided-Tour, “good value for money” and enjoyed wandering around after. If you go on the 15.00 tour you also get the chance to wander round before the tour starts. Thank you very much for your recommendation....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a really good time visiting Shrewsbury prison, thought it was a little pricey but worth paying not to have it knocked down and turned into flats, we didnt do the guided tours, just went exploring ourselves, which was good fun, I wouldnt recommend dragging...More

Thank stubectaylis1
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi stubectaylis1, So pleased to hear you had fun exploring The Dana on your Self-Guided tour , even though you had a “toddler in tow”. We take onboard your comments regarding price. Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards Sandra

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great trip around the Dana prison with a fantastic ex prison service senior officer as guide - thanks Mick 👍 From the ground floor of A wing through the inmates visiting room and up to the execution room (hanging) upstairs the tour gives a real...More

Thank SimonMParry
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi SimonMParry, Good to hear you had a fantastic time at The Dana and were given a great insight into “Prison Life”. We will pass your 👍🏼 up onto Mick Thank you for your recommendation. Kind regards Sandra

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Attended a Guided Tour with Keith. Was an excellent and very informative tour. It was amazing hearing about all the different categories of prisoner and what they had to go through. In the reception I had someone blow on my neck and there was no...More

Thank Rachel W
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Rachel, So pleased you enjoyed your Guided-Tour. Keith is certainly a “mine of information” Interesting to hear about your experience in Reception. You will have to come on one of our Ghost Tours as our “spooks” obviously like you 👻 . Kind regards Sandra

Reviewed 5 days ago

A very informative two hours with Keith who was an excellent communicator of life in jail as a warder and for the inmates he worked with. He arrived in his uniform and was a pleasure to listen to with all his stories laced with much...More

Thank Joy M
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Joy M, So pleased you enjoyed your “informative” tour with Keith. We will pass your lovely comments onto him. Thank you for your great feedback. Kind regards Sandra

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second visit to Shrewsbury Dana Prison, the first time was on a guided tour....but this time we signed up for a Prison Break ! When my daughter and I arrived we were treated as inmates and given orange jumpsuits and locked in...More

Thank kenny26ws
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really informative and fun. Well worth a visit. Guide was really good and made such a difference he had worked there too. Loved hearing his first hand accounts of the life of the prison. C wing had a strange feel to it. Fab day -...More

Thank justmarried40_10
thestrand09, Head Customer Service Assistant at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi justmarried40_10 So pleased you found your Guided-Tour “fun and informative”. C Wing certainly gives off some spooky vibes. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again at another event in the future.

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Superb. She is very well behaved, no accidents will happen. See you Tomorrow
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Hi Nathan C, Are you planning on taking your Wife on a Guided-Tour? If so, as long as she is happy standing/walking for 2 hours while she hears all about “prison life” , there is no reason for worry. If you have any further... More
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Hi there is a car park opposite the prison, it is pay and display, i hope this helps, and a small road to cross
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