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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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Children loved it!

What a fab place to spend a few hours... We visited on Easter Monday, 2 families with 3 children (5... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
a must visit.

what a fascinating place to visit had a tour with my university friends and it really brought the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Wrexham County, 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
Denbighshire Record Office Yr Hen Garchar 46 Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HP, Wales
+44 1824 708281
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

What a fab place to spend a few hours... We visited on Easter Monday, 2 families with 3 children (5 to 9). It is a really great attraction, detailed for the adults and lots of activities for the children depending on their ages. The best...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Zanterocks
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

what a fascinating place to visit had a tour with my university friends and it really brought the place to life.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank ohmygoshbee
Reviewed 24 October 2017

. A very pleasant surprise for all the extended family when we visited here. A family with ages ranging from 4 to 72, we had a most pleasant visit to this old jail. For the young ones, there was a Teddy Bear Hunt to carry...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Turista-Inglesa
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Ruthin Gaol on a organized Paranormal Investigation. What a fantastic place. A time capsule museum, with many of the original features. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and described the history in great detail, as well as telling us about the day to day...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank thomasbR4417PQ
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Good value at a fiver with lots of Info In the historic cells. Gives you an insight in to life in an historic jail. The only negative is that the main 'pentonville' style block is of bounds, save for a couple of cells and a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank C8767FLjayb
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Take the time to do this, enjoyable tour of yesteryear! Short walk down the hill from St Peters Square.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DELMarch2015
Reviewed 18 September 2017

It was a rainy Sunday so we decided to give this attraction a try. It was a very interesting visit with a lot of history behind it. There was lots of information to read and see. The staff were also very friendly and welcoming. I'd...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Emma R
Reviewed 15 September 2017

You may wonder how this could be made interesting, but the staff have certainly succeeded. From the minute you enter the door you are made welcome by the friendly staff and the gift shop is full of interesting buys for children and adults alike.. The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank kennyboy278
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I visited with my husband and adult daughter. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit from the moment we stepped inside and were greeted with smiles and hellos from the man and woman at the desk. We first looked at the items for sale and my...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

There was so much of interest our visit lasted almost two hours. Plenty of exhibits, lots to read and learn about. The tableaux are really lifelike and help you to understand what it would have been like to have been an inmate of the gaol...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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