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Inveraray Jail – built to last

2016 is the Visit Scotland Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, celebrating the nation’s buildings. Inveraray Jail has endured harsh west coast weather and seen hundreds of thousands of people pass through its doors since it was built almost 200 years ago, yet it still stands strong. This historic building also tells the story of… Read More

Posted on: 26 January 2016

Your Christmas shopping sorted at Inveraray Jail

It’s that time of year again: you’re dusting down the Christmas decorations, thinking about baking mince pies and wondering how you’re going to find that elusive, perfect gift for each friend and family member on your Christmas list. We can’t help you with the first two, but we can certainly solve the third. Inveraray Jail’s… Read More

Posted on: 07 December 2015

Eerie encounters at Inveraray Jail

It’s over 100 years since Inveraray Jail was used to lock up criminals, but it seems that some of the inmates have refused to leave. Icy drafts, footsteps and ghostly apparitions: visitors and staff alike have reported all sorts of strange sightings and paranormal activity over the years. So much so, that Inveraray Jail is… Read More

Posted on: 28 October 2015

Descendants of Andrew Boyd pay a visit

You’ll never guess who came to see us at Inveraray Jail the other week. Tom Letham, the great great grandson of Andrew Boyd, one of the jail’s longest-serving Prison Warders. As far as we’re concerned it was better than a visit from royalty!  It was great to meet Tom and his family and they  supplied… Read More

Posted on: 18 September 2015

Things to do in Inveraray on a rainy day

The sun doesn’t always shine on the west coast of Scotland and this summer’s been a particularly wet one! But don’t let that stop you from getting out and about. There are loads of great things to do in Inveraray on a rainy day. Visit Inveraray Castle The iconic Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home… Read More

Posted on: 10 August 2015

Top places to eat and drink in Inveraray

For the prisoners of Inveraray Jail food was basic and boring. The menu consisted of porridge for breakfast, broth and bread or potatoes with milk and bread for dinner, and porridge or potatoes and milk for supper. It might have filled them up but it certainly wasn’t fine dining! But when you visit Inveraray, you’ll… Read More

Posted on: 14 July 2015

Three things to do in Inveraray this July

The school holidays are nearly upon us. A visit to Inveraray Jail is a great thing to do with the kids this summer – come rain or shine! And while you’re here, why not check out the other brilliant things on offer in Inveraray, from outdoor activities to visitor attractions? Here are our top three… Read More

Posted on: 25 June 2015

New audio guides

Our all-new audio guides were introduced this month and they’re going down a storm with our visitors. The feedback we’re getting is that the guides really enhance the visitor experience, adding another layer of drama to the story of the jail. The guides haven’t replaced our costumed characters, because we know that people, especially children,… Read More

Posted on: 15 June 2015

Top things to do in and around Inveraray this spring

Frühling, printemps, primavera, the season of spring sounds good in any language and it generally makes us feel pretty good too! So why not embrace that feeling and come and explore the wonderful and varied attractions of Inveraray and its environs? The weather is often lovely, the spring flowers are in bloom and many of… Read More

Posted on: 26 March 2015

The new town of Inveraray

Before arriving at Inveraray Jail, visitors can hardly fail to notice how well laid out and uniform much of the town appears to be. This is no accident, or perhaps it is; a historical one. For had it not been for the vision, some might say vanity, of one man, Inveraray would most likely still… Read More

Posted on: 22 February 2015

Inveraray Jail, Argyll, Scotland, PA32 8TX