Inveraray Jail, which is located in Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, is a 19th-century courthouse & prison. It was in use as a prison from 1820 to 1889, a category A-listed building, the location is now a fantastic visitor attraction which is open to the public as a living museum.
The courtroom, on the first floor – which has rather impressive mannequins giving you a feel for what it would be like in operation – has a semicircle of windows which give an absolutely stunning view overlooking the yard which was once used for the prisoners, and views beyond, across the equally stunning Loch Fyne.
Inveraray Jail has a rich history behind it. Since its opening to the public as a living museum in 1989, visitors can step back in time to see for themselves the impressive courthouse where actual court cases are re-enacted from historical records.
They can also share in the courtroom drama with accurate models dressed in authentic costumes sitting lifelike on the court’s public and jury benches, and, of course, the Judge himself.
It’s the next best thing to time travel!
You can also explore the old prison, the new prison, and get locked up in the rebuilt Airing Yards. Find out about jail history, discover your roots in our prison records, and learn about life in jail and the infamous prison escapes. Continue reading →
Everyone has their own story or tale to tell and many have had direct experience of situations that can not be easily explained by those who proclaim to be in the know. We live in a world where hypocrisy is rife and unfortunate, within the field of paranormal research, the overly cynical bunch have it all figured out when it comes to life’s mysteries. You see, regardless of your experience, you will be asked to prove to them what you share with family and friends and then most likely on the Internet. All while they will proudly proclaim to have solved your case from the armchair, using other people’s hypothesis who they never have known or worse still, who they worship (Church, Scientific Celebrities or Self-Proclaimed Experts)
This is not a an attack on them though, I am more interested in your experiences and making you clearly aware of such tactics. Many people are scared to share their encounters for fear of ridicule you see…a massive tactic used by the above group of people. They bring nothing to the research, they are not looking to either…you want to seek real sceptics who are flexible minded and willing to respectfully listen and work with you.