Welcome to Inveraray Jail


Inveraray Jail
is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Interact with costumed characters, watch courtroom trials, talk to the prisoners, meet the Warder, go to jail and witness cell life, sample the punishments, browse the exhibition of prison artefacts, then make your escape. Also, join the UK's top ghost hunters in ghost hunting nights and paranormal investigations.


A superb visitor attraction with interest and excitement for all ages, Inveraray Jail is a place where you can tour at your own leisure and offers great family deals, senior concessions, private tours, group bookings and educational visits.

If you plan to stay near the Jail, we have some featured accommodation and there are a number of hotels in Inveraray, some B&Bs and plenty of self-catering accommodation. There is also a wider selection of all sorts of accommodation in Argyll.

RECENT VERDICTS
  • "
    The matron locked me in a cell, but I was cheeky!

    Mia, Glasgow
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    A Captivating Experience!

    Mr Burns, Dumfries
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    It was very good. I especially liked trying out the hammock and the whipping table!

    Lorna, Brackley
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  • "
    Excellent, what else can I say!

    Mrs Bell, Minto
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  • "
    The guides were really good. Well done!

    Jackie, Poole
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  • "
    Very well done - especially female prisoner. Would recommend this to anyone!

    Lucy, York
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  • "
    My boyfriend seemed very amused at being able to lock me up and even whip me........!

    Helen, Mirfield.
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  • "
    Enjoyed everything. Great having actual live actors.

    Steve, Bisham
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  • "
    Morning well spent.

    Mrs Einstein, Haifa
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  • "
    Enjoyable day out. Good value for money.

    Mr Annison, Derby
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  • "
    Really fun!

    Fiona Mackie.
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  • "
    The prison warder was a big hit with the children

    Peter, Salford
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  • "
    I thought the guard in the new jail was a dummy, till he moved!

    Calum, Sandbank
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  • "
    Best attraction we've visited in a long time, thank you!

    The Harrison Family
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  • "
    The guides were really good to Jack (aged 9) and to Gran and Grandad.

    Allan, Banbury
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  • "
    Great day out for all age groups!

    Marie Irvine.
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Did You Know?
In the 1840's it was felt that prison life had become too easy. To make life less comfortable, wooden 'guard beds' with wooden pillows were introduced. Prisoners had to sleep on them for the first thirty days of their sentence.
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