Inveraray Jail, Inveraray

4.5
Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
Experience 19th-century prison life in Scotland at Inveraray Jail. Originally opened in 1820, the prison now houses a living museum where you can observe the lives of the many men, women, and children who were incarcerated here. Tour a cell block and sit in a prisoner's cot, or sit in on a trial in the original courtroom, which boasts views of the surrounding loch. Meet the warden and talk to several prisoners to hear firsthand accounts of the happenings and history of the prison. You can book online to participate in one of the prison’s nighttime ghost tours, as the jail is well known as one of Scotland’s most haunted locations. Put Inveraray Jail and other Inveraray attractions into our Inveraray trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • My husband and I visited the jail this year and it was great loved the visit. I would recommend people visit  more »
  • A great place to visit when you’re in Inveraray. Loads of exhibits and a chance to see both the old and new jail. Despite the small scale, they coped brilliantly with Covid. Lots of good photo...  more »
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  • Definitely not Disney but very interesting. Informative and thought provoking. Sitting in the original courthouse is good and the manekins do create an atmosphere. Old prison and new prison are interesting to compare with good examples of individuals subject to various punishment. I would take visitors again.
  • Brilliant living museum. Information is very well displayed, legible and informative. Audio guide is excellent and well worth taking as it provides pictures as well as descriptions. Admission ticket also provides a discount for entry to Inveraray castle so hold on to your tickets.

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