Inveraray Jail, Inveraray

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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. Put Inveraray Jail and other Inveraray attractions into our Inveraray trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We visited here once before, about ten years ago - and had such fond memories that we decided to return once more. The museum is reasonably priced (just over £30 for two adults and two teenagers) and ...  more »
  • Wonderful place to visit and good value for the money if you're interested in History and museums. There is accompanying commentary in the headsets which makes experience even more interesting.  more »
  • Great Attraction great staff ! we had a good few hours here with, the audio tour is great and very informative. Good for all ages . Although the dummies are a bit smelly !  more »
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  • Very interesting history of one of Scotland's very 1st prisons. Lots to see and do (props and interactive) it's worth visiting. Actors are very good and don't break character which is funny especially when someone makes a joke and the reply is given as if he is an actual inmate. Don't rush through as people complained after that there was nothing to see(we spent just under an hour and a half).there is plenty if you are interested and we'll worth your time.
  • Really well done attraction. Scotland's Alcatraz (without the weather, views of The Bay, Hollywood connections etc) Well worth a visit: the audio guide brings the history to life.
  • Spent a happy rainy 2 hours here with our 2 children (9&12yrs)- very interesting. Definitely worth getting the audio guides, really brought it alive.
  • Very good tour with plenty of insight how the Jail used to be. We had the kids and they really enjoyed it also.
  • Interesting place but wouldn't say disabled friendly due to the amount of stairs

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