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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Inveraray attractions like Inveraray Jail can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I visited here with my parents who had travelled up from England a few weeks ago on a weekend away. It really is one to avoid. For my boyfriend and I (one adult and a student) to get in it cost £21 po...  more »
  • Plenty to see and experience at this jail. My children enjoyed roaming about from cell to cell and loved being able to test out various prison equipment. The staff were wonderfully informative and fri...  more »
  • You have the option when you purchase tickets to get an audio commentary and I am glad we did as it was handy to have. There are no lifts to the floors and the steps need careful attention as they are...  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. .