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Shepton Mallet Prison

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The spooky Shepton Mallet Prison makes a great family day out in Somerset. 

  • Explore all the site's nooks and crannies with General Admission tickets
  • Embark on a Guided Tour of the Shepton Mallet's hidden spooks
  • Prepare for the paranormal in an exclusive Ghost Tour
  • Try to break free the dreaded escape room, "The Cell"

Are you brave enough to visit? Book your tickets today!

Behind bars

As you arrive in the town of Shepton Mallet, there’s nothing to suggest you’ve entered a place that would’ve once been home to a place with such a grisly history.

It’s a quintessential English market town, where every narrow street is lined with homely old houses and cafes sending out plumes of delicious smells.

But then, suddenly things change. As you approach the prison, its giant walls immediately indicate their purpose – to be inescapable.

They surround the prison, rising up in some places like the walls of a grand fortress. Then, as you pass through them and into the heart of the prison grounds, your exploration truly begins.

How will you choose to explore?

Whether you fancy exploring by yourself or are looking for a guided tour around Shepton Mallet Prison, they’ve got you covered.

On the self-guided tour, you’ll get the chance to explore at your leisure. Wander down corridors and see where they lead you – you never know what you might find.

There’s something both haunting and fascinating about being inside the prison. It’s hard to imagine what its walls have witnessed, watching criminals of past centuries come and go.

But still, down every corridor and in every room, you’re met by a feeling that’s hard to describe. Thousands of lives have been lived within these walls, due to crimes and choices people made.

The guided tour gives you an insight into these aspects. You’ll be led around the prison by an expert guide with a thorough knowledge of the prison and its history.

If you’re looking for a deep dive into the prison’s past and what life was like for those within it, the guided tour is the one for you.

A haunting night

The prison also hosts activities and events that you’ll want to keep an eye out for. And oh, did we mention there’s a ghost tour available that takes place in the dead of night?

Shepton Mallet Prison is rumoured to be the most haunted prison in the world. Fancy seeing if it’s true for yourself?

Whatever kind of experience you’re after, the prison offers anyone a fascinating day out.

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Shepton Mallet Prison - General Admission Tickets

Wander around Shepton Mallet Prison at your own pace

16 March 2022 - 2 September 2024
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Guided Tour

With the help of a guide, discover a side of Shepton Mallet Prison unknown to most

16 March 2022 - 2 September 2024
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Ghost Tour

Discover the ghostly tales behind the haunted Shepton Mallet Prison

17 March 2022 - 29 August 2024
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The Cell - Escape Room

Time is of the essence - escape The Cell in time before you're locked in forever!

19 March 2022 - 2 September 2024
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Night Behind Bars

Up for spending a night behind bars?

29 April 2022 - 16 August 2024
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  • Toilets
  • Cafe

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