Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail: Hours, Address, Inveraray Jail Reviews: 4.5/5

Inveraray Jail
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Fully OPEN pre-booking not required. The health and well-being of our visitors and team is our highest priority and special arrangements will be in place for the foreseeable future. Step back almost two centuries and discover the stories of the real men, women and children who were tried and served their sentences in this prison. Visit the Courtroom; explore the Cells in the Old and New Prisons; try out the wooden beds and hammocks; sample the punishments; experience the Whipping Table; take your turn at the Crank Wheel. Meet the Warder and Prisoners and get locked up in the Airing Yards. Listen to dramatic true tales from the characters in the Jail’s past brought to life with our FREE interactive audio guides. Available in six languages.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Martin S
Gloucester, United Kingdom20 contributions
Interesting to visit
Sep 2021
This is really worth a visit, very informative displays & the audio tour is well worth doing as it explains things very well.
Written 23 September 2021
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Dreamer753250
co armagh21 contributions
Walk round with my brother and sister in law
Sep 2021
Enjoyed walk round individual rooms and esp the courtroom Impressed how figures were very authentic, and used to create a case. Very well put together. Worth a visit.
Written 21 September 2021
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Emma W
United, PA33 contributions
Excellent
Sep 2021 • Family
Very interesting and large jail. Well maintained and dog friendly inside which was good. There is a lot of steep stairs but this is to be expected and they do warn you on entry. Excellent very enjoyable visit
Written 19 September 2021
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Julia B
Oxford, UK149 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2021
Only went in because of the rain but it’s a FASCINATING insight into Victorian prison life and the unfairness of society back then. Guided tour in your phone or by headset, lots of info and the jail is virtually unchanged since the 1800’s.
Written 19 September 2021
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EH-Halifax
Halifax, UK98 contributions
Good choice.
Sep 2021
Great morning visiting Inverary Jail, loads of things to see and read about it's dark past.
Wonderful staff, give it a try.
Written 19 September 2021
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Emma C
14 contributions
A must see if you are in Inveraray
Sep 2021 • Couples
Another gem in Inveraray. Chock full of interesting information and case studies. Friendly and helpful staff and great value. Loved being able to try out the thumbscrews!
Written 18 September 2021
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SmileySJK
Bexleyheath, UK75 contributions
Very Enjoyable
Sep 2021
We had a discount from our guest house - Rudha-Na-Craige - enjoyed wandering around the jail, we took full advantage of the audio guide and the information boards were very interesting.
Written 13 September 2021
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Julie R
Chester, UK160 contributions
Lovely place to visit as we broke our journey
Sep 2021 • Couples
We decided to stop at Inveraray during a long drive from the west coast on our way home from holiday. On driving around the town to find a parking place we saw the Jail and went for a look.
My husband (who normally I have to persuade to go into places) seemed very keen, so we paid the money and went round.
Actually we really enjoyed it. It was well done and something a bit different to do. I thought it was value for money too.
I do however wonder whether my husband had a sneaky plan to leave me there locked up 😄
Written 10 September 2021
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woodersbraid
Edinburgh, UK42 contributions
Really interesting couple of hours
Aug 2021
Well run and informative visit. Great staff and we used the headsets (provided as part of your entry) and learned a lot.
Great way to spend a few hours
Written 5 September 2021
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Char-Elysia
England, UK4 contributions
Fun and interesting
Aug 2021 • Family
Visited here with my family recently and we really enjoyed it. My children 4 and 7 loved it too! Lots to see and we found it really interesting. Good value for money. We spent around an hour and a half here. We visited around midday and it wasn't too busy. Would recommend a visit!
Written 30 August 2021
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Inveraray Jail is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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