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Inveraray Jail, Inveraray
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ADDRESS
Church Square
Inveraray, Argyll PA32 8TX
Scotland
CONTACT DETAILS
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+44 (0) 1499 30238
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The warder and his prisoners, Inverary Jail

 

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Inveraray Jail is a top attraction in Argyll. A tour of this Scottish prison built in 1848 offers insight to 19th century justice and life in a gaol. Tour the old and new prisons. Listen to a sensational trial. Explore jail cells. Check out the punishments. Lay on a prison cot. Interact with guides dressed as wardens, prisoners and matrons. Complete a children's worksheet and earn a parole certificate. Learn about a slice of Scottish history.
Getting There
 
Inveraray Jail is located at Church Square and is situated in the west Scot town of Inveraray. The jail is reachable by foot from all points in the village.
Hours & Times
 
The jail is open daily 9:30-18:00 April though October and 10:00-17:00 November through March. Last admission is one hour before closing. Closed December 25 and 26.
Admission & Fees
 
Admission charged. A reduced rates is available for seniors and children aged 5 - 16. Children under 5 years of age are free of charge.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
Families traveling with children under 6 years of age may wish to skip the exhibit on torture, death and damnation. Pick up a kid's questionnaire at the ticket booth and search for answers throughout the jail.
 
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Submitted on 30 March 2010 by snowedunder from Monza, Italy
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Inveraray Jail isn't just for children. A tour of this living museum is interesting for adults also. The mock trial is well conceived. The exhibits professional and informative. The guides dressed in costume bring the prison to life but don't make the experience cheesy. Inveraray Jail provides insight to a different sliver of history.
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