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The Old Prison

The Old Prison Fosse Way, Northleach GL54 3JH, England
+44 1451 862000
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Limited menu at lunchtime, very expensive

Not really happy with lack of choice of lunch options. Nice cakes. Found the staff lacking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
handbagsruleM
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Good place to stretch legs and refuel

Nice little cafe and shop along with the old prison cells & courtroom and farm machinery in the... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
CanuckinBlighty
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Leamington Spa
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There is so much to DISCOVER about the Cotswolds… The Cotswolds Discovery Centre is the visitor centre for the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a place where you will learn and discover more about this beautiful and unique protected landscape and how people have helped shape it over thousands of years. The Cotswolds Discovery Centre is housed in the grade II* listed Old Prison, a fascinating 18th century building and now a unique historic visitor attraction in the Cotswold market town of Northleach. The centre is also home to the Cotswolds Conservation Board and the Cotswolds Dry Stone Walling Academy.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Old Prison Fosse Way, Northleach GL54 3JH, England
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+44 1451 862000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not really happy with lack of choice of lunch options. Nice cakes. Found the staff lacking enthusiasm with the customers. Looked around the prison which was very interesting.

Thank handbagsruleM
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Nice little cafe and shop along with the old prison cells & courtroom and farm machinery in the outdoor space. Lots of parking and toilets, a good place to stop to refuel, refresh and learn a little too. The kids loved handling the fossils and...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Went to the Old Prison today, It was very good museum considering its size. There is a Victorian Courtroom plus a row of original prison cells. Lots of information in each of the cells plus the courtroom laid out . I spent some time with...More

3  Thank Donellabella
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

No guide, but lots of information as you move around the old courtroom and prison. We learned a lot, then had an excellent pot of tea in the cafe. No entrance fee, but suggested donation of £2 - they probably received much more as our...More

Thank susiedrama
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

A very interesting old court room and prison . Plus a lot of information about the Cotswolds which we found very interesting . Suggested donation £2 well worth it . Free parking and a cafe.

1  Thank juliegrover
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Drove 1 1/2 hours to visit this site combined with Chedworth Roman Villa,to find it closed, and operating on Winter opening times! Very disappointing! When does the season start if not the Easter holidays?

Thank girondenc
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here again. Disapointed they are no longer serving food, staff very apologetic and did their very best to satisfy our hunger with a toasted tea cake and a coffee and walnut. We had 2 lovely lattes and our girls a gorgeous hot chocolate and...More

Thank kristalkel
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Just popped in for a coffee but beware of the lady who serves ! I ordered a latte asking for the coffee and milk separately so my partner could mix her own as she likes a WEAK coffee as we always do in other cafes...More

2  Thank Anita C
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The old prison is free to enter, they do ask for a donation. It has a little cafe and lots of information about Cotswolds walls and things to do. Nice little stop off if you’re passing. Breaks up the journey, can stretch your legs and...More

Thank Natalie W
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

If you would like a change from visiting the pretty villages this is a great place to see. The information on the walls was really interesting and they open with only visitors donations well worth a visit

Thank Cathy H
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Response from Donellabella | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am very sorry but I don't know, I didn't see any dogs there when I was there , but that does not mean they are not alowed, it may be worth giving them a ring. Hope this helps.
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