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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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Inveraray Jail reviews
Interesting and sobering place and the guides were helpful and friendly. Just be aware when visiting with children that some of the information is upsetting, particularly on the audio guide.
Interesting and sobering place and the guides were helpful and friendly. Just be aware when visiting with children that some of the information is upsetting, particularly on the audio guide. more »
What a brilliant morning we had here. So interesting and well worth the entry fee. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Loved the women that locked my husband in the outdoor exercise...
What a brilliant morning we had here. So interesting and well worth the entry fee. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Loved the women that locked my husband in the outdoor exercise... more »
Really really enjoyed this museum, one of the best I’ve been to. The audio guides were great, and included with the ticket, and I loved how there were interactive parts, like trying out thumbscrews and hammocks. The lad on the front door accidentally did our ticket wrong, but refunded us and did it correctly, but this didn’t spoil our trip, very happy with the whole experience and would highly recommend to anyone visiting!!
A very interesting and enjoyable visit (suggest this and the Castle). The courtroom was clever and great fun sitting amongst the models. The two attendants were very chatty and great hosts, also keen to lock you in the outside cell!! Great time, thanks.
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