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Bodmin Jail

Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR, England
+44 1208 76292
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The entrance price was ok 32£ family ticket . We parked on road as car parking on site for disabled... read more

Reviewed yesterday
caspops
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suffolk
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Interesting place to visit

We all enjoyed this children ranging from 6/12/15/19 all enjoyed it, there is a great activity to... read more

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Lorraine R
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Opening times We are open for Jail Visits between 09:30 am until 6 pm for the exhibition. Our fully licensed Bar is open from 09:30, and the restaurant serves food from 10:30 am until 9pm. Parking & Dogs We have a FREE car park for our guests to use while you visit the Jail, and a ‘Dog Friendly’ attraction. Accessibility Regrettably, due to the constraints of the building, we are not a wheelchair-friendly venue. Prices All are welcome at Bodmin Jail – come and enjoy a walk round the outside of the Jail, see the only working execution pit in the UK, and our gift shop without charge. For a more in depth look, and to experience our visitor attraction, please see the prices below. All funds generated at the Jail go to the renovation of this important historic building. SAT NAV device: PL31 2PY
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“rainy day” (121 reviews)
“ghost hunt” (21 reviews)
“worth a visit” (102 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR, England
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+44 1208 76292
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting place"
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"gift shop"
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"value for money"
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"interesting visit"
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"couple of hours"
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"great attraction"
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"guide book"
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"on arrival"
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"cream tea"
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The entrance price was ok 32£ family ticket . We parked on road as car parking on site for disabled ... not that disabled mobility person would have been able to climb the staircase. The ticket reception boy and girl were like robots ( maybe...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We all enjoyed this children ranging from 6/12/15/19 all enjoyed it, there is a great activity to find the bats for the young ones. The older ones could take in the more scarier element. They have a restaurant attached for snacks and lunch the food...More

Thank Lorraine R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here on a rainy day during the family’s recent Cornish holiday. To be honest we weren’t really expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. It was very interesting, and will only get better as they are currently working on other derelict parts of the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Only a fraction of the jail open, but the management still charges full price. Only thieves that you will find here is the guys that run it. Avoid like the plague

Thank Philip S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While on holiday to Cornwall we had a day of bad weather so decided a trip to Bodmin jail is what we would do, what a waste of time and money. Upon arrival it’s immediately obvious that building works is going on, I had previously...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Bodmin jail twice on our week visit. This is amazing place for ghost hunting we had activity both times.

Thank tink300
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sadly a rubbish experience out for us. There were lots of good gruesome stories about the various in mates but next to no signs telling you what the rooms were, what they were used for etc. We went to learn about the prison, but that...More

Thank Lotty H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So, like many others looking for a rainy day activity we headed to Bodmin Jail. Unfortunately I think the only people not expecting or anticipating this were the team at the jail. There is a huge building project going on but as far as I...More

2  Thank Phil T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There was lots of info on the inmates from the past and what happened to them. Problem today was the rain ad everyone wanting to do stuff indoors so everyone decided to go to the jail. It was crazy the queue was out of the...More

2  Thank Tina H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited this attraction years ago and loved it however sadly it has gone downhill. The cell blocks were inaccessible due to the refurbishment. The rest of the exhibitions are best described as 'bargain basement' Biggest criminals are the people that run it, charging full price...More

2  Thank Goldy2014
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Caris-17
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Caroline C | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are allowed.
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dom b
November 14, 2017|
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Response from dom b |
It would also help if the owners responded to some of the comments. At the end of the day all we are trying to do is to help them run a successful business.
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Shazzerzzz
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Craig M | Reviewed this property |
I got some awesome footage...and that was in the day!!!
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