The Ballad of Inveraray Gaol

“I never travel without Jim Campbell’s blog. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” – (appropriate apologies to Oscar Wilde)

Inveraray Jail was built in 1819 and was a courthouse and prison which was used from 1820 to 1889. It had a capacity of 12 prisoners who were not allowed to fraternise, the idea that they could reflect upon their crimes in solitary conditions.

Apparently it’s now a very jolly living museum with actors acting out the trials and lives of the prisoners that were incarcerated there…

Shame we don’t have longer to be able to visit!

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