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Ruthin Gaol

Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HP, Wales
+44 1824 708281
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Lots of Info

Good value at a fiver with lots of Info In the historic cells. Gives you an insight in to life in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jay B
via mobile
Interesting insight to local and UK History

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fair Oaks, California
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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
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HP, Wales
+44 1824 708281
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank DELMarch2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank emmargh_x
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

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

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

Thank Marjorie T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This was worth a visit,we almighty expected to see Ronnie Barker and the cast of porridge.The old part of the Prison gave food for thought about yesteryear and the harsh reality of life.enjoyable visit

1  Thank mitzi12016
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Didn't know about this until we followed the signs in Ruthin. Surprisingly run by the local council and set up with very good displays. Disabled access catered for.

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This place was full of interesting information and exhibits relating to the prison system lots of original artefact. A great way to spend a hour or so great place to take children plus adults use a hand held information guide and listen to a commentary...More

Thank annesmith129
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great experience and a real insight into the history of Ruthin and some of the characters that have stayed in the Prison. The place wasn't expensive and it was a nice and relaxing couple of hours spent in the gaol.

Thank John_Cl71
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19 September 2016|
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Response from forestgirl12 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was a lift there
3 August 2016|
Response from Curlypops1980 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know. I'd ring just to make sure.
29 February 2016|
Response from rabbitdance35 | Property representative |
April to September , closed Tuesdays