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Inveraray Jail

Main Street, 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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Main Street, Inveraray PA32 8TX, Scotland
+44 1499 302381
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While maybe a tad expensive especially with a family it is certainly worth a visit to how trhings were in the past. When seeing what happened many years ago it makes you wonder if some of the things should be brought back.

Thank Bill322
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice day out visiting the jail which includes a large section of time from the early 1800's to the 1950's. The attraction includes a lot of guides dressed in period costumes to enhance the experience but a lot of the stories are really quite sad...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent visit well set out. Friendly informative staff. Dogs welcome. Very good interpretation and historical information setting museum in general time.

Thank Norman K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit, very interesting and informative with an excellent audio guide system. Allow a couple of hours at least, good place to escape the 'liquid sunshine' that falls from the sky!

Thank gordondurham1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as part of a group tour. Although rushed due to tour itinerary schedule, I had more fun wondering around. The courthouse re-creation was interesting and I had a blast pretending I was part of the spectators. Overall, my rating is based on the £11.50...More

1  Thank KCC09876
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Find it difficult to see how they can justify the entry fee for this tired and unimpressive place. £11.50 for an adult is just ridiculous. £6.95 for a kid is even too much for what you get here. Even at a leisurely pace, 30mins will...More

Thank TheHappyTourist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been here 20 or so years ago we came back and found it better than ever! Great staff and guides and every aspect of the place is dog friendly. Get the tickets online for a bit of discount. Well worth the trip.

Thank Jhopey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Inveraray Jail is now an attraction that showcases what the jail used to be like when it was working. It takes you on a walk through history and explains what conditions would have been like in the jail and how these advanced over time....More

Thank mcink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great to visit this amazing piece of history well worth the visit. Take advantage of the free audio that gives lots of information on the exhibits

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An unplanned visit to escape the rain. A well presented attraction with interesting local history. Plenty of gruesome details and a photo booth to keep kids interested for an hour or so.

Thank minimcv
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Response from Noud W | Reviewed this property |
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Richard B
30 July 2016|
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Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed as I saw a couple there on our visit!
John P
21 July 2016|
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Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
£21.90 for 2 Adults