Bodmin Jail

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Bodmin: Bodmin Jail Entry Ticket & Dark Walk

1. Bodmin: Bodmin Jail Entry Ticket & Dark Walk

Step into the past with skip-the-line entry to the Bodmin Jail in Cornwall where over 55 executions took place. Uncover the dark history of this haunted site built by King George III and explore the recently renovated wings and cells. Feel the cold against your skin as you walk down the Naval Wing. Travel just outside the town center to find Bodmin Jail and marvel at its imposing structure on the skyline as you reach the entrance. Count yourself lucky as you walk into the prison as a visitor and not as an inmate. Face a cold walk along the original Naval Wing and get a first-hand impression of what the dreary days and nights behind bars were really like. Look into grimy cells and listen to stories of prison punishments. Learn about the tragedies within these walls and the tales of the criminals who called Bodmin Jail home. Exit the prison after seeing the only original and fully working Victorian hanging pit in the United Kingdom.

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What people are saying about Bodmin Jail

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Fantastic experience. Toilets available half way round. Knowledgeable staff throughout, even in the Bodmin Jail Hotel which has a restaurant at the exit, served a delicious cream tea which was very reasonably priced. We parked about a 10 minute walk away which was only £4.60 for the day so we didn't need to rush. Bodmin jail also has a gift shop which is quite cheap.

Dark Walk is an amazing experience. Both children and adults enjoyed visiting the museum very much. Try Execution Room if you go.

Great place to visit with lots of history and spooky, special effects are good through the dark wall too

Incredible value for money! Very informative and the dark walk was a fabulous added bonus.

Fantastic effects,very interesting place,well worth the admission fee,highly recommended.