Schooner Point Guest House was the happy recipient of an invitation to a pre-opening visit to the re vamped Bodmin Jail. We were able to visit the day before the official public opening and Mrs. B&B and I were eager to see the renovations.

We arrived for our 13.40 tour ahead of time and took a while to have a look round the courtyard and discuss what was new. When we checked in we were advised there had been a hitch and our tour was delayed, this was handled professionally and we had a chat about the “new” attraction with staff.

Our last visit was over a year ago but the new plans were already in place then and we were able see what the vision was. I have to say that we noticed an immediate difference as the old hospital block had been replaced with a new modern building but “in keeping” with the old. When the tour started we were led through the bookcase wall and down into the depths. Mrs. B&B and I were blown away with the first displays, state of the art, we would say. For us, the rest of the tour was interesting but not quite at the same level. There was a surprise at the end but that would be spoiling your experience.

The days t-shirt was another Rolling Stones one, Grrr! A large gorilla with Stones lips features on this one and the album is a celebration of 50 years of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.

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