"VISIT THE CASTLEMAINE JAIL" Castlemaine Things to Do Tip by DennyP
Castlemaine Things to Do: 8 reviews and 19 photos
Writing this it has just come to my attention that I may have put this in the wrong selection...well anyway not only is it about a visit to the jail but also about accommodation...
I visited Castlemanine while travelling through Victoria's famous "Gold Trail" this being one of the many towns along the "trail" where there were large gold deposits discovered and the discovery of gold put the town on the map. During the gold rush, the furious time saw many hundreds of people flocking to another "strike" and along with the hordes of prospectors come many notorious villains..so much so ,that the jail here was very busy.. This is quite a big jail and handled many notorious prisoners from all around. I have covered most of the History of this famous jail on my Castlemaine "main page" and no need repeating it here..
The jail is now a guest house and when looking at the accomodation each of the cells is a seperate room..the tarriffs quite fair and must say this is a really different type of accomodation to say the least...I thought it was really "spooky"..and unusual..
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