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Heritage Guided Tour - Bodmin Jail - Best Price Tickets

Available to 22 March 2024
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Discover Cornwall’s most haunting and dark history

Join one of the award-winning Heritage Guides and embark on a personal and immersive historical tour through the infamous Bodmin Jail. Originally built in 1779 for King George III, this marvel of Victorian architecture showcases the ingenuity and engineering prowess of its time.

Get up close and personal with the Georgians and the Victorians as the guides take you on a journey through time, from the eighteenth century 'Bloody Code' to the last execution in Cornwall in 1909. Learn about life behind bars for the prisoners and visit the infamous Victorian execution pit, now restored to full working condition.

Discover the kinds of crimes that landed people in Bodmin Jail, from arsenic poisoners to arsonists, murderers to mutinous hanging crowds. The Guided Heritage Tour is a unqiue experience that offers a glimpse into the past, perfect for history buffs and curious minds alike.

Get your tickets to Bodmin Jail's Guided Tour today. Or, consider going on their spooky ghost walk:

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  • Jail shop
  • Toilets - one accessible WC is available in the Naval Wing level after the main AV area
  • Courtyard Restaurant
  • The Jolly Tavern

People also ask: 

How long is the Guided Heritage Tour?

  • Each tour is two hours long

When are the Guided Heritage Tours at Bodmin Jail?

  • Tours on every day at: 9.30am, 1pm and 4.30pm

Are dogs allowed at Bodmin Jail?

  • Assistance dogs only

Is there an age limit for the Heritage Guided Tour?

  • Recommended minimum age for children is 8+. Parental discretion is advised

Is Bodmin Jail wheelchair accessible?

  • Most of the attraction is accessible for wheelchairs but please note: the existing building has some narrow, original doorways that are 75cm wide. This should accommodate standard size wheelchairs and conforms to building regulations for existing buildings. However, visitors with wide wheelchairs should contact the attraction before visiting to discuss individual needs

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