Bodmin Jail

Attractions in Berrycoombe Rd,

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Bodmin Jail


Built in 1779, Bodmin Jail is worth a visit.
Rich in history, it is an extraordinary adventure for the whole family.
Ghost hunters absolutely love it here!
Discover the dark mysteries of this mid-Victorian prison, learn about its dramatic past and explore the exhibitions that highlight the 150 years of crime and punishment. Made out of 18th Century stone, it recently became even more popular after appearing on the TV Show, Most Haunted.
What used to be a County prison, then became the home to the Crown Jewels, Doomsday book and other National treasures during the Great War.
Can you believe that they completed more than 50 public executions?
Yes! They used to hang their prisoners until 1862.
It was the first prison to hold convicts in separate cells too.
It is not uncommon for this place to be at the heart of a paranormal exhibition.
So, what are you waiting for? Having closed in 1927, it is now a very popular destination for worldwide visitors.


I am no stranger to jails! Having visited hundreds of excellenttourist attractions within the UK & Ireland, I have come acrosshalf a dozen of these decommissioned prisons, some were still real prisons up until recent, and all of them have got there ownamount of fascinating stories to tell, and Bodmin Jail has more thanits fair share. This former placeof incarceration was and still is a Victorian architectural jewel,and even still today some ofthe worlds best engineers andarchitects are truly fascinatedwith the structuralfoundations that we know asBodmin Jail. Being one of the most haunted buildings in theworld has visitors arriving here in their thousands and the jail itself has the strange ability to both scare and fascinate all at the sametime. I would strongly recommend that a visit to Cornwall is notcomplete until you have visited Bodmin Jail !

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Bodmin, Cornwall, ,
Berrycoombe Rd,, PL31 2NR




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