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Ruthin Gaol

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting to see how life was back then.

An interesting experience. Sad really but interesting. A lot of information available + interesting... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
violethenry51
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Buckley, United Kingdom
Interesting, well worth going

On our second visit to Ruthin we decided to go and have a look at the gaol we were both “pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
lesleywat
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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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
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Denbighshire Record Office Yr Hen Garchar 46 Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HP, Wales
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+44 1824 708281
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

An interesting experience. Sad really but interesting. A lot of information available + interesting stories.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank violethenry51
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

On our second visit to Ruthin we decided to go and have a look at the gaol we were both “pleasantly “ surprised how informative it was lots of cells for you to go in with lots of information in each one. We spent over...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lesleywat
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We noticed this attraction on our road atlas and with some time in hand on our journey decided to pop in, expecting it would fill a few minutes. We were wrong, the excellent audio guide and fascinating displays kept us entertained for almost two hours....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We were met by two very nice enthusiastic ladies.....who explained on how to get about....and how the inmates lived....whoa......grim. ! A very interesting visit.........and l got the fridge magnet....if you're in Ruthin this is a must do. !

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank stuart h
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic, interesting place to visit. I would advise perhaps not to go on a Sunday when the whole town is shot. Myself and boyfriend went around the jail within about a hour. Excellent customer service. There was a lady in training when...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RachelMay93
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Visited as part of my girlfriends birthday trip. They wouldn't keep her. A self guided tour with loads of information about the prison and it's past inmates. Well worth a visit.

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

Very informative trip. Staff so friendly and helpful when it came to storing our pushchair and where the lifts etc were. Really enjoyed this!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank maggielola2018
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Visited here with our 2 girls (4 & 8) and spent a fantastic few hours. Very warm welcome from the staff in the ticket office/gift shop. Lovely ladies there immediately engaged the girls, giving them quizzes/fact finding hunts to complete. The Gaol itself was fascinating....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank T6335LFemilyw
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Would recommend this place. The staff were happy and helpful especially as there was a school party in at the time. The gaol has plenty of information to read all about inmates and life there. It gives you a real sense of what it was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank pughsontour
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The weather was dreadful so we googled things to do near our cottage and this came up. Was only £14 for a family ticket so a bargain! I wasn’t expecting much but was pleasantly surprised, we had a great afternoon. You go round by yourself...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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