Inveraray Jail, Inveraray

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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  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 19, 2017
    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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  • Great tour, with some nice props to help experience what it must have been like. Fairly expensive but still worth a visit. Staff were top notch, the lady behind the till was really helpful and welcoming. I did find that my audio Kept cutting off, at first i thought it had just stopped as it had got to the end of the audio tour, but then realised further around that the headphone cable was dodgy. A bit of twiddling would get it working again but it was a bit annoying to have to keep fiddling with the cable.
  • Great place to visit. Free audio provided for all of us! Very informative & well presented.
  • Interesting tour. Well managed. Friendly service
  • It's ok. Only took about 20 minutes to get round so haf to find something else to do for the rest of the day.
  • The headsets are very good, so as you stroll around you get a potted history of each part of the jail.

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