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Ruthin Gaol

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting place.

Spent an hour or so wandering around the old gaol. Interesting stories on boars around the cells. A... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ruthin Open Doors

We went to see - Unlocking the Asylum exhibition that the Denbighshire Museum Collection is staging... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Victorian and Pentonville Prison - Visitor attraction and accredited museum. Opening Dates OPEN - April to September (Open week of October half term) CLOSED - November to March
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Denbighshire Record Office Yr Hen Garchar 46 Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HP, Wales
+44 1824 708281
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All reviewswell worth a visitaudio guiderainy dayfamily ticketprison lifeinteresting visitporridgeall agescondemned celldark cellmunitions factoryold jailgreat attractiongreat insightcouple of hourslots of historyown pace
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent an hour or so wandering around the old gaol. Interesting stories on boars around the cells. A cheap attraction on a wet day.

Thank FergRanson
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to see - Unlocking the Asylum exhibition that the Denbighshire Museum Collection is staging in the Gaol. It was very interesting and well worth the visit. The acoustics in the Gaol we’re not great so we asked for the sound to be increased...More

Thank graham198
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here before, but several years ago and it really is a wonderful place to visit. Great value for money, and the free audio tour is definitely worth doing. It is a fascinating place with some wonderful history and the staff are very...More

Thank Galapagosgirl1
Reviewed 1 week ago

this has to be one of the top attractions in wales welcoming informative staff audio information available very reasonable admission charge car park close to again at a reasonable price activities for children lifts to all floors a lot to see and take in at...More

Thank george186378
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent Wednesday morning, me and Hubby drove along the A494 and followed the brown tourist signs for this gaol/jail. We parked on the small Council car park next to the petrol station which cost £3.50 for all day (short-stay cheaper options were available)....More

1  Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited during our weekend stay in the castle. The entrance fee is very reasonable (£5 per adult which we thought was fair). You get a map and an audio guide. As you walk around you find numbered plaques and when you enter the numbers...More

Thank eblw2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This exceeded our expectations - we found it was dog friendly and appreciated the pleasant staff. It gives some insight into social history eg the somewhat spurious reasons given for locking up offenders there in Victorian times. The basement cells were a little scary for...More

Thank lanzafan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 4 year old loved it! We had a great couple of hours and the bears Hughes around like treasure hunt added to the fun!

1  Thank Belinda G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved visiting here, excellent to do on a rainy day, spent at least 2 hours here finding out lots of history about the gaol

1  Thank cazzann21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to discover the hardships inmates faced and the reasons for imprisonment. Interactive in parts for children.

1  Thank NorthWalesLarkrise
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