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Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours

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Gloucester Prison Tour

Living in Gloucester for the last 20 years and having talked about going on a tour of the prison... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandra M
Jailhouse Rocks

Went with my 8 yr old, self tour and just turned up after a taxi driver recommended, we really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Gloucester prison, was built in 1792 and for the past 200 years has be home to 1000's of criminals. Now its been opened to the public by Jailhouse tours, who run daily guided tours of the site, evening ghost tours, escape events, prison experience...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Gloucester Gaol Barrack Square, Gloucester GL1 2JN, England
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+44 1743 343100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Living in Gloucester for the last 20 years and having talked about going on a tour of the prison for a while now, we finally decided to get up and go. We were both so pleased that we did make the time. Our tour guide,...More

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Tia M, Customer Service Assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for reviewing us at Jailhouse Tours Gloucester Prison. Brilliant news that you enjoyed your guided-tour with ex-prison officer Geoff, The two hour tour goes very quick, with all the things to see and the stories told by the prison officers. Yes, on the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went with my 8 yr old, self tour and just turned up after a taxi driver recommended, we really enjoyed our visit, we were completely alone for most of it as place so big, you get a map but can still get lost, its spooky...More

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Tia M, Customer Service Assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for reviewing us at Jailhouse Tours Gloucester Prison. Wonderful news that you both enjoyed your trip to the prison. Indeed it is a very large site, with 4 acres to see. You can get some brilliant photos on the wings and also in...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simon was the prison warden who did the tour. He made it fun and very informative, fascinating history. Would recommend it for older family tour and would be great for night ghost tours, but not for faint hearted.More

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Tia M, Customer Service Assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us at Jailhouse Tours Gloucester Prison. Fantastic news that you enjoyed your guided tour with Simon. If you enjoy the spooky side to the prison, the ghost tours would be a brilliant experience for you. Thank you for your recommendation and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour of the prison! Our tour guide Geoff was fantastic and very knowledgeable having actually worked at the prison. Lots of history and stories told. It was fascinating walking through such an old prison. Being from Canada and working in a prison currently, it...More

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Tia M, Customer Service Assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us at Jailhouse Tours Gloucester Prison. Glad to hear you enjoyed your guided tour with ex-prison officer Geoff. All his years in service means he has some brilliant and interesting stories to share on his tours. It is a very interesting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a tour today with Geoff and I have to say he was brilliant he kept us all entertained and informed for the whole 2 hrs and being an ex guard at the prison you could really feel he knew his stuff. It’s hard...More

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Tia M, Customer Service Assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us at Jailhouse Tours Gloucester Prison. Brilliant news that you enjoyed your guided tour with ex-prison officer Geoff. Yes the prison was closed only 5 years ago, which makes the visit even more interesting because you can really get a feel...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have previously done the Shepton Mallet and Shrewsbury Prison Tours, along with the Georgian Tunnels and this was the final prison tour for me and it did not disappoint. The staff were lovely and helpful. I arrived an hour and a half earlier than...More

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Tia M, Customer Service Assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us at Jailhouse Tours Gloucester Prison. Wonderful news that you enjoyed your guided tour. Yes, are sister prisons also make for a brilliant visit. With lots of history and plenty of facts it is an interesting day out. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the 12:00 tour yesterday led by Geoff and it was brilliant. It was great to see inside the prison walls and there was so much to see. It was a good experience to see inside the cells and other areas of the prison....More

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Tia M, Customer Service Assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us at Jailhouse Tours Gloucester Prison. Brilliant news that you enjoyed your guided tour with ex-prison officer Geoff. 23 years of working at Gloucester Prison means he has lots of memories and stories to share on his guided tour. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you arrive by car there is parking on site. Drive up to big wooden doors to left of reception and go into reception and they will open doors for you allowing you to park inside the prison walls. Cost £5 to park all day...More

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Tia M, Customer Service Assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing us at Jailhouse Tours Gloucester Prison. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, indeed parking on sight is brilliant, and as you say, you can head of to the quays or town for a spot of lunch or shopping. Gloucester prison...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the 12.00 tour on Tuesday 7th August. Thought 2hour tour would be a bit of a drag but wow the time went so quick. our guide Simon although he hadn't worked at Gloucester Prison knew so much background and factual incidents he painted...More

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Tia M, Customer service assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing us at Jailhouse Tours Gloucester Prison. Brilliant news that you enjoyed your tour with guide Simon. The 2-hour tour goes very quick as its full with so much to see and some amazing facts and information. Very pleased to hear you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant tour with lots of info. Parking is available inside the prison for £5. Groups of around 20-25. Access to most parts of the prison. If you go on the earliest tour you can swap your guided tour pass for another one and go around...More

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Tia M, Customer service assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing us at Jailhouse Tours Gloucester Prison. Yes we do provide parking onsite for a £5 charge, which allows you to park all day. 10:00 till 17:00. If you want to head off to the quays or town for lunch, then you...More

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2tenors
29 July 2018|
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Response from Edwellie | Reviewed this property |
There’s a tour of the medical block that involved stairs but my mother in law just wandered around other parts whilst we were in there.
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kevan3
14 June 2018|
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Response from Harriet P | Property representative |
We're open 7 days a week for self guided tours. We run guided tours (with ex prison officers) on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
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Masrita I
6 May 2018|
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Response from Tony W | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for late reply no you don't
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