• Welcome to Bodmin Jail

    Welcome to Bodmin Jail

    We are an all weather, family attraction, that includes a licensed bar and restaurant, covered courtyard, with a Civil and Naval Prison housing a museum within its walls split over six levels. It was the last County Jail in Cornwall, eventually closing in 1927. The Jail now sits at the start of the famous Camel Trail and is the perfect alternative day out.

  • A great day out

    A great day out

    As well as the Jail museum attraction, we have superb restaurant and bar facilities, accompanied by our very comfortable Witness Box wine bar. Join other weary travellers in the Warders Room where we serve a great range of home cooked food freshly prepared from local produce by our dedicated brigade of chefs.

  • Come dine with us

    Come dine with us

    Whether you are just a little peckish or starving, our kitchens offer superb home made, home cooked food that will tempt your taste buds! Our Brigade of Chefs are passionate about providing high quality food to suit all; including diabetics, and our guests that have food allergies.

  • Historic Bodmin Jail

    Historic Bodmin Jail

    This fascinating building, steeped in both social and architectural history, offers our guests an amazing insight into Cornish penal life over the centuries. You will leave us having experienced and learnt about a hard life behind bars, and what it may have been like to have spent time in the condemned cell!

  • Naval Wing

    Naval Wing

    Wander in the ruins of this awesome structure and sense what it may have been like to serve time here and undergo the hard physical regime before being returned to active service. Feel the spiritual energy this building exudes, even today.

Ghost Walks

Could you spend the night in our Jail? More →

Most haunted

Living TV’s ‘Most Haunted’ explore Bodmin Jail. More →

Tales from the Jail

Selina Wadge – Child murder in Cornwall! More →