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Bodmin Jail

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great explore, not fully refurbished though

Fantastic visit today to the old jail! Learnt so much history about not just the place but also the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barnsley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great day out

I really enjoyed visiting the prison. There is so much to read and explore. I only gave 4 out of 5... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent35%
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  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR, England
+44 1208 76292
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We’re always looking for dog friendly activities so this seemed perfect. We had to park about a five minute walk away. Reasonably priced (they do a student discount too) and interesting. We stopped for some good in the cafe, again reasonably priced and good quality....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic visit today to the old jail! Learnt so much history about not just the place but also the area! The staff are so friendly especially in the cafe and upon purchasing our tickets the girl that gave them is was really lovely! We had...More

Thank emilybbb123
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great attraction. Would highly recommend and looking forward to returning to see all the new things following the restorations happening.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed visiting the prison. There is so much to read and explore. I only gave 4 out of 5 because it felt it was somewhat lacking as some areas were still being renovated. I would have loved to have stood where the hangings...More

Thank janjones923
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had high hopes for our visit here, yet came away feeling a little cheated. For years I've heard tails of Bodmin Jail (partly due to it being "supposedly" haunted - that depends on whether you believe-or-not) partly because I've had friends who visited in...More

1  Thank SarahCB99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant jail, gives a real idea on how things were. Definitely recommend as lots to see, would love to revisit when the cells are done for visiting.

Thank Rachael N
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place taking you back in time to what prisons were like. Helpful guides well laid out with a lot of information. Some places like the lower ground floor were a bit spooky. The only thing that spoilt is was the dogs. Why...More

Thank 4mirk9wood
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time visiting this place and it was still as good as the first time. So much to learn and see of yesteryear. Hopefully when renovations are completed we will be back again. Thankyou to all concerned

Thank Mollymag007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great piece of history. This jail tour was fantastic and informative, a place where countless executions have taken place over the years, well preserved and will only get better with the restoration of two more wings. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff and great...More

Thank grahamberry2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a tour visit first time going there yet been Cornwall lots times it was fantastic would recommend best day out ever and tour lady was excellent

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Response from Caroline C | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are allowed.
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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!!!