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
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    A Captivating Experience!

    Mr Burns, Dumfries
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    The prison warder was a big hit with the children

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

    The Harrison Family
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    Great day out for all age groups!

    Marie Irvine.
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    Really fun!

    Fiona Mackie.
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  • "
    I thought the guard in the new jail was a dummy, till he moved!

    Calum, Sandbank
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  • "
    The guides were really good to Jack (aged 9) and to Gran and Grandad.

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

    Lucy, York
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  • "
    Enjoyable day out. Good value for money.

    Mr Annison, Derby
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  • "
    Excellent, what else can I say!

    Mrs Bell, Minto
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  • "
    The matron locked me in a cell, but I was cheeky!

    Mia, Glasgow
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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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  • "
    The guides were really good. Well done!

    Jackie, Poole
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Did You Know?
Whippings with the birch were supervised by the Governor and the Surgeon. Stripes not exceeding 12 for boys aged up to 14 and not exceeding 36 for boys 14 and over. The 'whipper' was paid 2s 6d per offender.
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