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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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We did a paranormal evening here, it was very enjoyable. We were given a tour of the Gaol before... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Gill P
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Small but an excellent experience. Not expensive entry and the staff are more than willing to... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Alessander B
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disapointed with poor quality of afternoon tea. Also maners of male waiter. Spa treatment and politeness/helpfulness of receptionist who then did my treatment very good. The overal spa could do with an update in areas. (Our treatment area was closed and we had to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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rabbitdance35, General Manager at Ruthin Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello there, I don't think this review is meant for us (Ruthin Gaol). Whomever it is intended for may need the feedback though. Sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience in our lovely town.

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We did a paranormal evening here, it was very enjoyable. We were given a tour of the Gaol before the light went out, the history is very interesting. The spirits were out to play that night, they were everywhere. I would recommend tjis place to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gill P
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Small but an excellent experience. Not expensive entry and the staff are more than willing to educate anyone who walks through the door. Excellent for all ages

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Alessander B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Really enjoyed walking around this and reading up about on the way around. Got a good insight into what it would have been like. Certainly opened my eyes about the place.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Disappointed, went in October and closed......seems like this happens in a number of surrounding buildings. A pity as tourists do still visi at this time of year.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Great day out, lovely old building with plenty to see and do. Really excellent fish and chips over the road too! Finns :)

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Gordonsgin
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Worth a visit! Been well thought out and it was good to be able to get into some of the cells and see what it was like for the prisoners and the guards. Good facts to read throughout and interesting old photos and artifacts to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Iris O
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank FergRanson
Reviewed 14 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank graham198
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Galapagosgirl1
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