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You Can Now Spend The Night In The UK’s Most Notorious Prison

You Can Now Spend The Night In The UK’s Most Notorious Prison

If you're forever seeking out their next scary experience, you may be interested to know that you can now spend the night in Britain's most notorious prison - and do a ghost tour while you're at it.

HM Prison Shepton Mallet has held some of the country's most notorious killers, including London's feared East End gangsters the Kray Twins during the 1950s.

The prison has enjoyed some screen time too, featuring on hit shows like ITV's Des.

HM Prison Shepton Mallet can now be booked for overnight stays (Credit: Bump in the Night Paranormal)
HM Prison Shepton Mallet can now be booked for overnight stays (Credit: Bump in the Night Paranormal)
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Now the general public have the option to spend a night at HM Shepton Mallet with paranormal events company Bump in the Night Paranormal.

Tickets don't come cheap, costing £50 a pop. But for that you get a unique overnight experience from 9pm until 3am.

More details of the prison stay are yet to be revealed, but going by the description on the site, visitors will have the chance to fully immerse themselves in the prison's grizzly history.

The prison has held some of Britain's most feared criminals (Credit: WikiCommons)
The prison has held some of Britain's most feared criminals (Credit: WikiCommons)

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HM Shepton Mallet first opened its doors way back in 1610. In the 17th and 18th centuries men, women and children were kept in horrendous conditions, starving in packed, smallpox-infested cells.

Former inmates lie in unmarked graves throughout the grounds, so it's not surprising to learn that the prison is reputedly seriously haunted.

The team at Bump in the Night Paranormal report that prison officers repeatedly say: "If these walls could speak..." Shudder!

The prison has a grizzly history dating back to 1610 (Credit: WikiCommons)
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There's also the option to spend a night fully banged up behind bars, including a bland porridge brekkie and jail cell sleepover, all for the price of £49.

Nights at HM Prison Shepton Mallet have proved popular and events are unfortunately sold out in February and March, but there is availability in April 2021. So, when it comes to booking, don't sleep!

For more information or to book your experience head to Bump in the Night Paranormal's website.

Featured Image Credit: WikiCommons

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