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Bodmin Jail

Open today: 09:30 - 18:00
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Did not deliver what it promised

Went on a drizzly day as could take the dog which was great. Website says parking but arrived to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christchurch, United Kingdom

We visited with my parents. We found the history based on the crimes and sentences really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR, England
+44 1208 76292
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Reviewed today via mobile

The actual Jail was interesting but there was far to many people allowed in. There are information boards up everywhere but because of the amount of people you cant actually get near many of the boards to read them. I have been to this sort...More

Thank Hugiewoogie2
Reviewed yesterday

Went on a drizzly day as could take the dog which was great. Website says parking but arrived to find none because of building work and when I asked where we could park I was told 'in public car parks' without them even making eye...More

Thank Darby1960
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very over priced lots of building work going on would be better if entrance price was lower during building work plus no control over the amount of visitors in the jail and was to many for the space not good value for money and no...More

Thank GaryS3130
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited with my parents. We found the history based on the crimes and sentences really interesting. The jail is cold inside so I would take a jumper and wear comfortable shoes. Very young children might find it a bit boring but we loved it....More

Thank fozsigyem
Reviewed 2 days ago

We attended for a paranormal and historical tour in the evening. The vast majority of the tour was paranormal anecdotes from the tour guide (who I would like to say was very good at her job and made the evening - she was entertaining and...More

Thank Faye B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Like others have said on here the website is very good but the experience doesn`t compare. We enjoyed our visit but I feel there wasn`t enough information to learn about the jail. We couldn`t see an original cell as you might expect to. The short...More

Thank HayabusaGSX1300
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived to find no parking as advertised, no parking spaces in the nearest car park either. Then we were served by “Jesper” who was to put it bluntly was rude and unwelcoming. We then processed to the self guided tour which was ok. The...More

Thank damo149
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you love old creepy places, then the historic jail at Bodmin is for you. Not only is it a fascinating insight to the grim conditions of incarceration in the past, but also an interesting locations for those with an interest in the paranormal. In...More

Thank HiggyBristol
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We originally went to do a day trip, saw a poster for a scary movie and after dark tour the next evening so booked for that, also booked a table in the restaurant to eat before. Best thing we’ve done! The meal was stunning, every...More

Thank _nicky_dyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the jail in 2017 and had a pleasant day... there was a lot of work going on creating new exhibits, and really looking forwards to going back in just over 1 week from now. What we particularly liked about our visit was the "informality",...More

Thank mrconveen
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24 March 2018|
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Response from Caroline C | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are allowed.
dom b
14 November 2017|
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Response from dom b |
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.
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!!!