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 Inveraray Jail today. The weather was awful but we thought it would fill some hours, it also was recommended by the locals. There was some really interesting facts about the history of the ...  more »
  • Whilst in I Inveraray, my wife and I visited Inveraray Jail. This is a historical tourist location which shows how criminals were treated in Scotland in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The audio sy...  more »
  • We visited the jail on a weekend trip to Inveraray and weren't disappointed. The tour from from start to finish was full of historical facts which at times hit home just what we did to others in our c...  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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