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The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours

Howard Street, Shrewsbury SY1 2HP, England
+44 1743 343100
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Prison visit

We had a great time Graham our tour guide was great gave us lots of information he made the visit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
amandalouise1601
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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The Danna

What a great afternoon, we visited yesterday, greeted by a lovely girl on the entrance then we did... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jimQ9544WH
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Telford, United Kingdom
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The Dana prison, Shrewsbury was built in 1793 and for the past 200 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 experience events and history days. Truly one of the UKs best visitor attractions The Dana prison tours are one not to be missed.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Howard Street, Shrewsbury SY1 2HP, England
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+44 1743 343100
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time Graham our tour guide was great gave us lots of information he made the visit very informative, we recommend this attraction to anyone on a visit to Shrewsbury.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great afternoon, we visited yesterday, greeted by a lovely girl on the entrance then we did the tour with one of the prison wardens who served there for over 25 years, We worth the money, we took my daughter and friend who are...More

Thank jimQ9544WH
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a good place to visit to see the history behind this place with amount inmates use to be in here and well haunted place worth booking a place an ghost team and checking it out .Really big place 4 floors of cells and there...More

Thank Harold C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was brill.. very cold though..a small insight to prison life.. Graham our tour guide was lovely you could tell he loved his job as a "screw" i could of listened to him all day... just wish i could of seen more of the prison.....More

1  Thank PigPen12
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Graham was our tour guide today and, as you might expect from someone who worked at the prison himself for 25 years, he shared fascinating facts and stories about it. Not only was he lovely, insightful and knowledgeable, but he was also really engaging- I...More

Thank Laura D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Dana prison is great for a day out. It’s educational and you also get to see what it was really like to live in a prison! The staff were very friendly and the guide was fun and full of interesting facts. Would visit again!

Thank Katy A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very over priced for the experience. Staff weren't that welcoming. Overall I would not recommend visiting unless you already have a particular interest in Prisons or this type of history.

1  Thank mariehotch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all loved our guided tour around the prison, the tour guide (Graham) was interesting and engaging. The stories were fascinating, so all in all a great day out!

Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As most of you will know, keeping teenagers entertained during the school holidays, isn’t the easiest thing to do. We decided to visit HMP Shrewsbury as we thought the boys would find it interesting...we were not disappointed. The tour guide was excellent and kept us...More

Thank Timothy C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent tour by a retired warder. It's the first ever visit to one such jail, and I couldn't imagine what spending a few years inside here would be like. One thing was very obvious...don't go to jail

Thank stationmastershouse
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samanthapbatt
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Somer Marie S | Reviewed this property |
Possibly if they don’t mind walking around for 2 hours or so. It is very very cold inside the prison too. The guide who takes you round is very good at describing certain prisoners and what they were convicted of by using... More
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February 11, 2018|
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