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Bodmin Jail

Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR, England
+44 1208 76292
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Excellent guide very informative, all round excellent and interesting day out, fully of history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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My friend and I visited Bodmin Jail on Monday, 4 December. I had visited previously and wanted to... read more

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Opening times We are open for Jail Visits between 09:30 am until 6 pm for the exhibition. Our fully licensed Bar is open from 09:30, and the restaurant serves food from 10:30 am until 9pm. Parking & Dogs We have a FREE car park for our guests to use while you visit the Jail, and a ‘Dog Friendly’ attraction. Accessibility Regrettably, due to the constraints of the building, we are not a wheelchair-friendly venue. Prices All are welcome at Bodmin Jail – come and enjoy a walk round the outside of the Jail, see the only working execution pit in the UK, and our gift shop without charge. For a more in depth look, and to experience our visitor attraction, please see the prices below. All funds generated at the Jail go to the renovation of this important historic building. SAT NAV device: PL31 2PY
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  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent guide very informative, all round excellent and interesting day out, fully of history museum and whole area good exhibits

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I visited Bodmin Jail on Monday, 4 December. I had visited previously and wanted to show him around. We were greeted by Kirsten Honey who exuded a real passion for the jail but cautioned us that parts of the building were off...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on the 29th December 2017 with my husband and we absolutely loved it, always visit here when in Cornwall and it never fails to disappoint. Everything is so interesting. My self and husband bothered heard and seen things which made the visit even more...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction was very informative and well presented. A lot of work was being carried out whilst we was there. It is a lot of steps so not suitable for someone less impaired or small children. I thought it was expensive for how long we...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This fascinating historic building is an insight into the Cornish penal system. We read about prisoners as young as very young children who were punished for minor offences such as stealing bread who were sentenced to hard labour or were imprisoned and men and women...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jail is under going a large lot of building work. A lot of the attraction was blocked off. This is not advertised and Full entrance fee still charged. Such a shame as was so looking forward to this visit. Expressed our disappointment to the young...More

1  Thank Arkley67
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Very interesting visit to the jail. Nice to wander around and read all the info along with the models of how it used to be. Only negative was for the cost, it doesn’t take that long to go around but we stopped in the tea...More

Thank Ktando
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We weren’t quite sure what to expect. The displays are pretty powerful. Spoiler alert! Kids getting locked up for stealing food to eat is not easy to read about! Similarly, the stories of hangings are pretty sobering. The place is still clearly a work in...More

Thank thatnameistaken679
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The jail was interesting but we found it very overpriced £35 for a family ticket it took just over an hour to get around. There are other attractions in the area that are a similar price and a full family day out.

Thank Samemmy
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We were not quite sure what to expect visiting an old prison but were pleased that we went. The building was bought privately and is still in the process of being converted into a visitor attraction and eatery. I assume that this is a long...More

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dom b
14 November 2017|
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Response from dom b |
It would also help if the owners responded to some of the comments. At the end of the day all we are trying to do is to help them run a successful business.
24 July 2017|
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Response from Craig M | Reviewed this property |
I got some awesome footage...and that was in the day!!!
John L
7 March 2016|
Response from TrevShaw |
Take the train from Newquay to Par. Get a London bound from train from Par to Bodmin Parkway where you NEED A TAXI . (you can either pre-book or gamble on one being available......I would advise booking it) Tip: allow 2-3... More