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Bodmin Jail

Open today: 09:30 - 18:00
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Interesting

I love old places and history so this place was up there, I enjoyed it but the price could be a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
michaelhK8747QL
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We came for a day out while we were on holiday in Cornwall. I thought that Bodmin Jail was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ellensalc13
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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Opening times We are open for Jail Visits between 09:30 am until 6 pm for the exhibition. Our fully licensed Bar is open from 09:30, and the restaurant serves food from 10:30 am until 9pm. Parking & Dogs We have a FREE car park for our guests to use...more
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR, England
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+44 1208 76292
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went with my children aged 4 and 6 and asked if I should skip some parts. I was told it was all suitable for children. WELL... the displays consist of realistic dolls committing suicide, murdering eachother with knifes, torturing, hanging from a rope, murdering...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a rainy day so this was a good option, but I really enjoyed it regardless. We had a coffee before we went in and when we came out - so, yes the coffee was very good. They have lots of Bodmin-jail influenced souvenirs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst £10 I have ever spent in Cornwall. Checked website that states some areas have scaffolding. What they don't tell you is that the entire Civil Wing is closed even to viewing and this includes the lovely courtyard, cell blocks and photogenic ruins. They gave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love old places and history so this place was up there, I enjoyed it but the price could be a little less or the tour guide thrown in . All in very good place to go ,we spent around an hour in there, price...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to see the history of Britain in one place. It is not just about inmates. Very cold in the basement and yes some of the 'dummies ' make you smile but the guides are very knowledgeable and very informative. Parking is the downside...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came for a day out while we were on holiday in Cornwall. I thought that Bodmin Jail was very interesting with all the facts and history that happened here. The cafe had lovely food to eat and enjoy to break up the different floors...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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bodminjail, Guest Relations Manager at Bodmin Jail, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Bodmin Jail to attend the paranormal conference and after dark event. It was fabulous in every respect! We loved it, it was very well organised, and the event organiser lady, Kirsten, certainly knew her “stuff” about all things paranormal. In addition, Bodmin Jail...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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bodminjail, Guest Relations Manager at Bodmin Jail, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback Brian. We are glad to her you enjoyed your evening with us and hope to see you again next year, if not before.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

although they are still rebuilding the Jail. There is still heaps to see. We had a tour around with a Tour Guide called Jess. Jess actually made the tour around very interesting. She has heaps of historical know and freely shared it. I would say...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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bodminjail, Guest Relations Manager at Bodmin Jail, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Bodmin Jail with my partner and I... we paid a £10 entrance fee, each and was expecting to see much more than what we did, especially for that price... we was disappointed to say the least at what was available to view as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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bodminjail, Guest Relations Manager at Bodmin Jail, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are sorry your visit didn’t meet your expectations. The current attraction is the same size pre-development with exception of being able to walk part of the Naval Wing. Unfortunately, the appearance of scaffolding is deceiving. We have not increased our prices in recognition of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was interested to go and see Bodmin Jail as this is something we'd not previously seen on our many trips to Cornwall. The entrance fee is £10 which at the time we thought was a bit steep but as we have dogs the attraction...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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bodminjail, Guest Relations Manager at Bodmin Jail, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The current attraction is the same size as pre-development with exception of being able to walk the derelict part of the Naval Wing. Unfortunately, the appearance of scaffolding is deceiving. We have not increased our prices in recognition of the development. We have a car...More

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infinitewanderlust
24 March 2018|
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Response from Caroline C | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are allowed.
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dom b
14 November 2017|
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It would also help if the owners responded to some of the comments. At the end of the day all we are trying to do is to help them run a successful business.
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Shazzerzzz
24 July 2017|
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Response from Craig M | Reviewed this property |
I got some awesome footage...and that was in the day!!!
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