One of Cornwall’s most historic sites, Bodmin Jail, re-opened on 1st October 2020, featuring a brand-new Dark Walk experience.
The unveiling marks the biggest attraction opening for 2020 in the South West and follows an £8.5 million re-development to offer an awe-inspiring experience that will wow visitors and keep them talking for a long time afterwards.
Using state-of-the-art technology and the latest theatrical effects, the Dark Walk - a major addition to the attraction and the first of its kind in the region – treats visitors to a truly immersive and interactive discovery of Cornwall’s most haunting histories. Stories of Cornwall’s murky pastareretold and visitors are transported to life within the walls of the 18th century prison where they can learnthegritty reality of smuggling, mining and the everyday hardships of the jail’s most infamous prisoners.
The experience also offers the chance to be immersed in the courtroom scene of three real-life prisoners and visitors can walk in the footsteps of wardens and inmates along the original jail corridors and go behind bars for a taste of life in the grimy cells. If that wasn’t chilling enough, Bodmin Jail is also home to the only working execution pit in the countryand delves into the myth of the terrifying Bodmin Beast