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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 should have known before I bought the ticket - history is not really my thing. If it's yours then this might be enjoyable but for me looking at a series of almost empty rooms (cells) some with dummy...  more »
  • The jail is one of the few things to do in Inveraray. The tour is full of exhibits and information on the history of the jail. It takes about an hour to go round the exhibits. Good place to visit on a...  more »
  • We stopped briefly on a tour and found time to visit the old jail building who give tours around the building in period dress great place and a good fairly priced gift shop.  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. .