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Bodmin: Bodmin Jail Entry Ticket & Dark Walk

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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

4.6 /5

based on 21 reviews

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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

We stayed at the Bodmin Jail Hotel the night before, which was sn amazing experience in itself ! (Highly recommend) ! The tour of the Jail the next day, was great ! The kids loved it ! It gave a real insight as to the conditions the ‘ clients ‘ experienced , also the shocking realisation , that children were also imprisoned !! Informative and well put together… definitely recommend….

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August 26, 2022

The staff are very friendly and the jail was good but very dark so it was hard to read the info boards so had to use phone camera it was very crowded at some points. It was more like a museum then a jail. Although alot of thought and money had gone into the jail. The gift shop was very expensive so didnt buy anything lots of people walking in to look and walking out. The cafe restaurant was very busy and we had been forgotten when we spoke to the manager he said he would find out about our order but never returned so we had to speak to someone else who finally got our order. The manager avoided us which was rude no eye contact . We had only ordered hot drinks and waited 30 minutes.

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August 19, 2022

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