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Bodmin Jail

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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We came for a day out while we were on holiday in Cornwall. I thought that Bodmin Jail was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Average at best

Had high hopes for this place but it didn’t live up to expectations. The main jail area is closed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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  • Average18%
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR, England
+44 1208 76292
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came for a day out while we were on holiday in Cornwall. I thought that Bodmin Jail was very interesting with all the facts and history that happened here. The cafe had lovely food to eat and enjoy to break up the different floors...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Bodmin Jail to attend the paranormal conference and after dark event. It was fabulous in every respect! We loved it, it was very well organised, and the event organiser lady, Kirsten, certainly knew her “stuff” about all things paranormal. In addition, Bodmin Jail...More

Thank BSterlingV
Reviewed 5 days ago

although they are still rebuilding the Jail. There is still heaps to see. We had a tour around with a Tour Guide called Jess. Jess actually made the tour around very interesting. She has heaps of historical know and freely shared it. I would say...More

Thank Ros O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to Bodmin Jail with my partner and I... we paid a £10 entrance fee, each and was expecting to see much more than what we did, especially for that price... we was disappointed to say the least at what was available to view as...More

Thank nathan l
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was interested to go and see Bodmin Jail as this is something we'd not previously seen on our many trips to Cornwall. The entrance fee is £10 which at the time we thought was a bit steep but as we have dogs the attraction...More

Thank MarioBricks
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had high hopes for this place but it didn’t live up to expectations. The main jail area is closed which I thought was due to renovation reasons but I’ve now read it’s being turned into a hotel? The mannequins and scene set ups are pretty...More

Thank Moonplace
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six floors to explore and lots of stairs to climb! An interesting place with a great cafe. However, it's not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs and the admission costs are too high. Not great value for money.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ten pound to walk around a mannequin warehouse. Minimal effort put into the displays , limited access to the whole jail as it is being adapted to become a hotel. More thought & effort has gone into the Merchandising & retail side of the operation....More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had really been looking forward to visiting for ages. The advertising made the place look huge and remote. Couldn't have been further from the truth. The prison is located on the edge of a large, albeit sad looking town. There wasn't onsite parking except for...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had really been looking forward to visiting, but was SO disappointed. It is EXTREMELY expensive for what it is. Took us about 40 minutes to do it all and I really feel that minimum effort has been put onto it. Really is just a...More

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March 24, 2018|
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Response from Caroline C | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are allowed.
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.
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!!!