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Shepton Mallet Prison - Jailhouse Tours

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Shepton Mallet Prison - Jailhouse Tours
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  • Average2%
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“guided tour”(89 reviews)
“wings”(12 reviews)
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Shepton Mallet prison, was built in 1610 and for the past 400 years has be home to 1000's of criminals. Now its been opened to the public by Jailhouse tours, who run daily guided tours of the site, evening ghost tours, escape events, prison...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Frithfield Lane, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LU, England
+44 1743 343100
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All reviews guided tour wings great tour wrap up warm porridge local history interesting afternoon execution room self guided two hours ex guard first hand experience interesting visit night tour wander around ghost hunt great afternoon
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Me and my friend went to do their zombie apocalypse activity which was absolutely terrifying and loved every second of it! Hope they do it again next year!

Thank Georgia W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with my partner, 2 other couples and their friend. It was amazing, staff were wonderful and very helpful, the experience was intense, the actors were brilliant and it seemed genuienly real! Would love to do it over and over again! Will be going back...More

Thank Storm B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

absolutely brilliant, I would recommend this to anyone wanting to try it, me & my work mates are coming next yr. definatly not for the faint hearted. I don't scare easy but I was made to jump a few times. I actually thought my 23yr...More

Thank Lannah Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Halloween event (the street) was really good, amazing how it’s set up. Really recommend! Worth the money

Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went as a family, two kids age 15, 12, and the dog...who was welcomed!! Howard gave us the tour, very informative, lots of stories and professionally delivered including history of the place. He took time to answer questions as we went round. It lasted 1h45m,...More

Thank Ruthjo
Reviewed 2 days ago

great fun evening......these guys put a huge effort into the event.....really entertaining...would go again

Thank hungyhorse
Reviewed 5 days ago

A guided tour, with ex warder from Shepton Mallet jail. A very interesting tour with lots of information & anecdotes.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour and very interesting, the tour guide we had was great (cant remember your name - sorry! was on 13th October though at 12pm!) Would recommend to all ages

Thank Shontay7
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a surprise birthday trip for me - with a group of friends along for the day. What a great day! The guide was an ex prison officer (Howard) and told us stories about the different sections of the prison and the history. He...More

1  Thank Val h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute decision, Until recently I had no idea there were guided tours there and as the Prison is practically on our doorstep we decided to go the same afternoon.We were advised to arrive at least 30 mins prior to the tour to enable us...More

1  Thank englefiel
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Joanna M
26 June 2018|
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Response from NanaSouthWest | Property representative |
Yes you can, just bear in mind it is an old site.
Simon G
24 March 2018|
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Response from NanaSouthWest | Property representative |
Absolutely! We offer educational visits for children. 3 different packages. Perhaps you can email us and we can send more info!
5 March 2018|
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Response from NanaSouthWest | Property representative |
You can book tours with the prison directly. If you want to wonder round on your own, no need to book. They limit spaces for the guided tours. Paranormal nights are booked through different companies, search for ghost hunts... More