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.
Inveraray Jail Reviews
We visited the jail on a sunday afternoon it was not too busy so we were able to take our time going around. The helpful wardens kept us right every step of the way which was good . I used the headpho... more »
a great insight into how badly poor people were treated unjust, the terrible conditions and treacherous tortures submitted more »
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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