Heritage Guided Jail Tour – Every Mon, Tues, Weds & Thurs
Visit Bodmin Jail and go on an in-depth, guided tour through the history of one of the most haunted places in Cornwall.
Bodmin Jail is an excellent example of the engineering prowess of Victorian architects. The building was designed by Sir John Call and built in 1779; Bodmin Gaol was originally built for King George III and features incredible vaulted ceilings and striking carved wood panelling, complete with a heating and cooling system that was unprecedented for its time.
You can find out more about what life was like behind bars in the 18th Century; See the infamous execution pit, the only working execution pit in the UK.
Plus, learn about the various criminals who were hanged, including Selina Wadge, one of only four women to be hanged in the jail. And William Hampton, who was the last person to be executed by hanging in Cornwall.