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Inveraray Jail, Inveraray

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
Experience 19th-century prison life in Scotland at Inveraray Jail. Originally opened in 1820, the prison now houses a living museum where you can observe the lives of the many men, women, and children who were incarcerated here. Tour a cell block and sit in a prisoner's cot, or sit in on a trial in the original courtroom, which boasts views of the surrounding loch. Meet the warden and talk to several prisoners to hear firsthand accounts of the happenings and history of the prison. You can book online to participate in one of the prison’s nighttime ghost tours, as the jail is well known as one of Scotland’s most haunted locations. Using our online itinerary creator, Inveraray attractions like Inveraray Jail can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were a party of 8 and all enjoyed the visit especially my grand daughter aged 7. The staff are really informative and happy to talk with you. 
  • This was quite an eye-opening tour of a jail full of history. The displays and the audio guide were well done. The experience was well worth the hour or so we spent. 
  • Visited the jail for the first time. Staff helpful and well informed. We took advantage of the information headsets which were easy to operate and most informative 
  • It a great day out...u can take ur time going round the jail listening to your individual automated headphones telling u about the jail and it's occupants. .
  • Have spent so many days out here lovely wee place never get tired of going there a must visit 👍👍
  • We loved it but our son just put 4 stars ;-)
  • Excellent. Plenty to read, and the addition of 'in character' staff adds to it. They are all well versed in their roles and the history of the period they represent. Would recommend it to anyone, at least as much for the highly instructive insight into the sheer brutality of historical justice as anything else. Be aware, though, that if anyone has mobility issues the buildings are not readily accessible to wheelchairs and if you are unsteady on your feet the prison buildings in particular will be difficult for you.
  • Nice place, a little bit too expensive... Mostly for kids!
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