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Bodmin Jail

Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR, England
+44 1208 76292
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Almost in solitary confinement!

The Governor's Hall is a well-appointed dining room with a grand staircase leading I know not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JanT-E1
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Liphook
Interesting

Very interesting and informative. Quite an eye opener to what torture went on back in the day for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
brummie_jude
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Birmingham, 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 while you visit the Jail, and a ‘Dog Friendly’ attraction. Accessibility Regrettably, due to the constraints of the building, we are not a wheelchair-friendly venue. Prices All are welcome at Bodmin Jail – come and enjoy a walk round the outside of the Jail, see the only working execution pit in the UK, and our gift shop without charge. For a more in depth look, and to experience our visitor attraction, please see the prices below. All funds generated at the Jail go to the renovation of this important historic building. SAT NAV device: PL31 2PY
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“ghost hunt” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR, England
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+44 1208 76292
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Reviewed yesterday

The Governor's Hall is a well-appointed dining room with a grand staircase leading I know not where. We chose to eat there for my birthday as the alternative venues we were considering lacked atmosphere and were featureless extensions of the main building. The menu seemed...More

Thank JanT-E1
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative. Quite an eye opener to what torture went on back in the day for what are now classed as petty crimes. Very eerie and cold feeling throughout the jail especially the lower floors. The only downside was that there are no...More

Thank brummie_jude
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Parked in Bodmin and walked to the jail because we knew parking was limited.We were looking forward to visiting an atmospheric and bit of a creepy place.We left after 30 minutes disappointed -no atmosphere and half of the place was closed due to building works.£10...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just be warned parking is limited. We were on holiday in our motorhome, drove there and found no where to park so had to turn back. Couldn’t find a suitable car park anywhere for us. Was looking forward to this, will visit again in a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on my 40th birthday and mainly because the weather was slightly inclement. I was unsure what to expect as the website looked great but I had not visited before- It was interesting spooky and fun . Some of the more sensitive/ spiritual of...More

Thank Lizziebizz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited specially to see the place my great-uncle was incarcerated as a deserter from the Royal Navy in the late 1800's. We paid full price admission to what is essentially a building site. Both prison blocks are under scaffolding - no prison cemetery -...More

Thank johnwombat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the exhibits are just recreations of criminal news from the past. It is interesting but not a must see in our view.

Thank Rob G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is supposedly one of the most haunted places in England. Reading the history, it's easy to see why this could be. For the braver souls, it's possible to arrange to stay overnight and experience the chills and surprises for your self. We hope to...More

Thank BroganDebs
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here about 3 years ago and had a great time, was very atmospheric and eerie. Decided to travel up again today and all I can say is it's a massive let down. Prices have gone up, and it's lost its atmosphere, and the...More

Thank bencrew2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here as had seen so many reviews. Really good and informative. The renovations will be awesome when they are completed. Well worth a visit. Nice restaurant and souvenir shop. It’s worth reading all the boards as you go round. Parking free right outside

Thank Slimmingworldmom
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Caris-17
24 March 2018|
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Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
It states it’s dog friendly they can go in most areas but not the governors hall restaurant. Hope this was helpful
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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.
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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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