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Inveraray Jail, Inveraray

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Historic Site
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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  • Excellent, if slightly horrifying view of the penal system in the past.The presentation was really well done- both the Jail 'inmates' and the audio information brought it to life!  more »
  • The jail was interesting as it told the lives of the prisoners.Itcould do with a little more interactive exhibits and some models..It was overpriced for what it was  more »
  • Visited on stop off on way up north. Found it to be a very interesting and educational experience. And the hand sets are a great idea. Would recommend visiting if your up that way  more »
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  • It is a great place to go for an hour with the family. The staff are very helpful and keen to help.
  • Really cool place!! Very interesting to learn about the history of the jail and the gift shop had some nice trinkets too.
  • Great place to visit for all the family, the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, free parking outside as well!
  • Great learning experience, some pretty gruesome things, great day out and lots of history packed into a small place!
  • 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. .