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Inveraray Jail

  • Inveraray
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Tourist Attractions, Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Regularly voted a Top Scottish Visitor Attraction, Inveraray Jail makes prison more fun than it should be!

The Jail is a living museum where real people (and the odd mannequin) portray life in a 19th century prison, a terrific aid to the learning processes and something really different from a historical day trip!

Interact with costumed characters and talk to the prisoners who will apparently describe their prison ordeals and daily routines in graphic detail! Meet the Warder, go to jail and witness cell life, sample the punishments if you've got the bottle, then make good the family escape!

While all of it is legitimately educational some of the exhibits and experiences may be worrying or upsetting to small or sensitive sorts, so do plan ahead if you intend to miss bits, or need to contact them for guidance.

Plus browse the exhibition of prison artefacts, watch courtroom trials, and explore the grounds.

Bigger and braver types can join the UK's top ghost hunters in ghost hunting nights and paranormal investigations, held here regularly for those who like such things.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Closed 25th & 26th December, 1st January 2017


Adults: £11.50

Kids: £6.95

Seniors £10.45

Travel & Contact Information


Church Square, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, PA32 8TX, Scotland

Phone number

01499 302381



Click here to visit Inveraray Jail's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Inveraray Jail has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Inveraray Jail has not told us about their dining options.

No, Inveraray Jail is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Inveraray Jail have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Inveraray Jail has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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