First look inside historic prison transformed into a luxury hotel

A ruin where heads were once chopped off has been turned into a place to rest.

Bodmin Prison has been very present in Cornwall for centuries.

It was built in 1779 by prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars and was intended to serve as the region’s main prison for the next 150 years.

The prison, closed in 1927, became largely a ruin and a crumbling wreck, but not even dynamite could destroy the foundations of this historic prison after it was sold to destroyers.

After 80 years of ruin, the prison’s fate changed forever when a billionaire businessman fell in love with the place and set about buying the entire site.

The ruin was converted into a luxury hotel, the rooms of which were built into the former prison cells and the former hospital wing.

The hotel is scheduled to open in May and May Cornwall Live I got my first look at how to bring Bodmin Prison back to life. Take a look below.

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