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The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours

| The Dana, Shrewsbury SY1 2HP, England
+44 1743 343100
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Great tour and experience

The guided tour is definitely worth it, i got there earlier and walked round before the guided... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan351977
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Feltham, United Kingdom
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Ok but I think you need the guided tour

I went here today and I expected more from it but that might be because I have been to a few old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jacqui h
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redditch
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Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury prison tours are one not to be missed.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| The Dana, Shrewsbury SY1 2HP, England
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+44 1743 343100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The guided tour is definitely worth it, i got there earlier and walked round before the guided tour. It was very eery and spooky in places especially if your walking round by yourself. The tour was fab the guide used to be a prison guard,...More

Thank Susan351977
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thestrand09, Head C.S.A. at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Susan, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour and learnt a lot about the Prison from our Guide. We look forward to seeing you on a Georgian Tunnel Tour soon. Thanks Sandra

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went here today and I expected more from it but that might be because I have been to a few old prisons. It is very authentic and as it only closed 5 years ago. The prison feels as if there could still be prisoners...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very impressed, we spent a couple of hours walking around this prison. It was fascinating, something that previously you would never been able to experience. At times it was quite spooky, the noises that you sometimes heard made you question was it other visitors in...More

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thestrand09, Head C.S.A. at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Linda, Great to hear you really enjoyed your visit. The Prison certainly can have an eerie feel at times, that’s how it shares it’s secrets. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'd never done this kind of thing before and am up for anything different. It was easy to find, not far out of town. I'd booked on a guided tour but got there early. I'm glad I did because I was allowed to walk around...More

Thank Elaine W
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thestrand09, Head C.S.A. at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Elaine for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed you Guided-Tour and also had the chance to experience the atmosphere of the Dana by yourself, when you think of all that has happened in the prison it is not surprising that it can feel...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is worth a look if you like this sort of thing, you can get guided tours also. you get to see the hanging room and all the cells.

Thank Dave H
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thestrand09, Head C.S.A. at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review, perhaps you might try a Guided-Tour another time so you can learn a lot more about prison life.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's strange to walk round a museum that is of history so modern. Not a lot has changed since the prisoners have left. We really enjoyed out look round as it gives a taste of what a prison would look like at the moment, all...More

Thank Ian L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I first became aware of Dana/Shrewsbury Prison courtesy of the spooky goings on of the Most Haunted Episode. When we discovered that it was open for a visit, we decided we wanted to see it for ourselves. The prison itself is an...More

Thank DWandDW
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thestrand09, Head C.S.A. at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your informative review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. We are gradually introducing different ways of presenting information for self-guiders but it is good to hear that you, like many others let your imagination wander.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit Shrewsbury Prison Museum Before it’s Too Late! The prison has been sold to a property developer and may close at the end of 2018. So now is the time to go on The Dana Jail Tour and see what went on behind the high...More

Thank Charlie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very exciting and much of the history has been removed. Some of the actors were pretty mediocre.

Thank Colin B
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thestrand09, Head C.S.A. at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Can you please let us know what event your response is for so we can address your comments further. Thank you.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner really enjoyed the Dana prison guided tour. Really friendly staff and the tour guide made the experience even better with the true stories and events he told us as he was an ex officer in that prison.

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Lauren W, Site Manager at The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Lauren, Thank you so much for your review! We are glad your enjoyed your tour with us. We will pass on your compliments to the staff and hope you visit us again soon Many Thanks, Lauren

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linda l
18 July 2018|
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Response from Emma C | Property representative |
Self guided tours are not time specific, we are open from 10am until 5pm with last entry at 4pm. Guided tours are at 12pm and 3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Carolyn N
1 June 2018|
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Response from Helen M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think that is right
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