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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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Very spooky

Cool place and the ladies on the front desk where a delight very knowledgeable and informative... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Hidden gem and fascinating visit!

Had seen the signs but never visited till today - it was fascinating to see the size of this prison... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
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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 16 July 2018 via mobile

Cool place and the ladies on the front desk where a delight very knowledgeable and informative reasonably priced could easily go back here

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Had seen the signs but never visited till today - it was fascinating to see the size of this prison - it has been very well restored and gives you a real feel for what it might have been like to have been sent to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 752traceyf
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

As a family with an interest in the history of our prisons, we'd been looking forward to visiting Ruthin Gaol and it didn’t disappoint! Parking was easy, reasonably priced (3 hours for £2) and conveniently just behind the gaol. We were greeted by two friendly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sara G
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit, very informative and educational. The information displayed is very clear. Excellent value for money. The staff at the entrance were very friendly and knowledgable.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Milliecole
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Interesting to see this Victorian Pentonville type of prison open to the public daily except Tuesday 10am-5pm. I would definitely recommend taking the walking guided tour. The guides are so knowledgeable. The castle was accessible enough for me to have a look around I am...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Helen H
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Ruthin Gaol is certainly worth visiting if you are in the locality, and are looking for something educational to do for an hour or so. The jail was extensively used throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth century, and in the many cells, there are many informative...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Did this tour alone. Interesting and informative. Well kept. Not very crowded and fair entrance fee.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LeanneG09
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Worth a visit if you're in the area with an hour to spare. Good Value for a family of 4 at £14. Parking about 100 yards away with plenty of space.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Visited with my 12 year old and 8 year old. They both found it interesting and didn’t quite realise that they were learning whilst we were there. They must have enjoyed as have been describing it to their older brother! Staff very friendly. Ruthin about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank gboo2018
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Not now a working gaol, but well worth a visit. There is very good signage to each room, but an audio guide is worth borrowing. This is somewhere that almost everyone would 'enjoy' visiting with lots to see and learn. There is a discount if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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