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 guides were really good to Jack (aged 9) and to Gran and Grandad.

    Allan, Banbury
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    Enjoyable day out. Good value for money.

    Mr Annison, Derby
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    The prison warder was a big hit with the children

    Peter, Salford
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    Really fun!

    Fiona Mackie.
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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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  • "
    Best attraction we've visited in a long time, thank you!

    The Harrison Family
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    The guides were really good. Well done!

    Jackie, Poole
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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 matron locked me in a cell, but I was cheeky!

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

    Calum, Sandbank
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  • "
    A Captivating Experience!

    Mr Burns, Dumfries
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  • "
    Morning well spent.

    Mrs Einstein, Haifa
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  • "
    Enjoyed everything. Great having actual live actors.

    Steve, Bisham
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  • "
    Excellent, what else can I say!

    Mrs Bell, Minto
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  • "
    Very well done - especially female prisoner. Would recommend this to anyone!

    Lucy, York
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  • "
    Great day out for all age groups!

    Marie Irvine.
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Did You Know?
Many children were held here. Hector MacNeil was a schoolboy aged 13. He was found guilty of stealing a turnip from a field and served 30 days imprisonment! Margaret Cowan, aged 11, stole a pair of shoes and was sentenced to 40 days imprisonment followed by 3 years at reformatory school.
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