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Thursday 16 January 2020

Shepton Mallet Prison

The former Shepton Mallet Prison (also known as Cornhill) , was at its time of closing in 2013, the UK's oldest operating prison.

First opened in 1625, HMP Shepton Mallet has been home to men, women and children through different periods of history, in reportedly, dreadful conditions.

Since 2017 the former prison has been open to the public and if you are a fan of abandoned builings, penal history or simply looking for something to do on a rainy day in Somerset, it's well worth a visit.

We took a self guided tour which meant we could explore the whole prison under our own steam and on the day that we visited there was no one else around. Perfect for photography.

Shepton Mallet Prison Abandoned Buildings

Shepton Mallet Prison

Shepton Mallet Prison cell

Shepton Mallet Prison spooky

Shepton Mallet Prison crumbling cell block

Haunted Shepton Mallet Prison

Pre booking is advised for the former officer guided tours, but be quick, the site will be redeveloped in the not too distant future.
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