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Bodmin: Bodmin Jail Entry Ticket & Dark Walk

4.7 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Bodmin Jail Attraction

Bodmin: Bodmin Jail Entry Ticket & Dark Walk

Activity provider: Bodmin Jail Attraction
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Discover the haunting history of Cornwall with your entry ticket to Bodmin Jail. Learn about the history of this prison built by King George III as you view the original Naval Wing and the cells.

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  • Feel the chills rising up your spine as you view the grim abandoned cells
  • Learn about the criminals who lived and lost their lives within the prison
  • Walk along the original Naval Wing and the newly constructed Dark Walk
  • Let the chills run up your spine as you discover the Victorian hanging pit
  • Travel back in time as you find out about different punishments in the prison
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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.

  • Bodmin Jail entry ticket
  • Dark Walk
  • Guided tour
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Bodmin Jail is located just a couple of minutes from the town center and can be found either by Sat Nav or by following the brown tourism directional signs once you reach Bodmin.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  • Jail entry time slots run every 10 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 64 reviews

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Search for deals. We got in at a very good price. Such a shame this attraction wasn't available at this standard when our children were young. Nonetheless as pensioners we found it fantastic. Once you've finished the attraction make sure you ask to go in and visit one of the hotel rooms attached. In each case 3 cells knocked into one to make a tremendous luxury room, with baths in most cases. Brilliant.

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November 24, 2022

Very helpful and friendly staff. The way you are led through the jail is very well done; however have deducted one star as at the end of the walk we met with a party on a guided tour who then prevented us from looking around the exhibits until their guide had finished his monologue. Signage to the entrance to the museum if you come in from Bodmin is not good. Clear indication that the museum and tour is to the right and hotel entrance to the left is neended.

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November 5, 2022

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.

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September 25, 2022

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