Please note that visitors are advised to utilise the parking facilities at Sainsbury's, as parking is limited on-site. Thanks to the cooperation of the supermarket, visitors can park there for up to two and a half hours.

You're Pulling My Leg

  • Tours on every day from 5th April - 21st April 2025
  • 9.30am - 1.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Parental discretion
  • Step count - approx 1000
  • Adult £25pp | Child £15pp


*Replaces the standard Heritage Guided tour for the above dates
For nearly two thousand years public hangings held a macabre fascination. The gallows is in our language and our landscape. The Bodmin Jail ‘You’re Pulling My Leg’ tour will take you from the origins of public executions at crossroads and hanging trees, to the vast spectacle of execution at Cornwall’s county jail.
Our award winning Heritage Guides will take you from public to private hangings, the short drop to the long drop, to the headline executions of the 1800s. Discover hanging folklore, infamous hangmen and punishments beyond the grave this April. You’d be foolish not to.

You can meet our amazing Heritage Team here