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Wicklow's Historic Gaol

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“wicklow town”(11 reviews)
“worth a visit”(17 reviews)
Wicklow Gaol an interactive journey through two centuries of prison life This is both educational and fun and it’s indoors, so doesn’t suffer from climatic influences!
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Kilmantin Hill | Wicklow Town, Ireland
+353 404 61599
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All reviews wicklow town self guided tour worth a visit interactive displays great visit information boards gift shop well thought out family ticket local history great cafe own pace great history set the scene interesting place two hours on site
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative tour. Very eerie atmosphere!!!!!! Needed the excellent meal afterwards in the friendly and warm restaurant I would recommend this visit to all locals and visitors

Thank jch960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this by chance as we were driving down the coast. Glad we stopped! 7 Euro per person and about an hour of interactive adventures through several floors of a historical jail. Perfect for adults and children alike!

Thank Scubagal10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent guided tour, very informative. This is a truly immersive experience, humbling and thought-provoking. Make sure you don't get locked in! The tour guide when I visited was Miriam, she was fantastic, she studied drama at BIFE in Bray. Highly recommended.

Thank paolaenergya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you're in the area. Not pricey. The jail cells are interactive with spoken information when you walk in to each. Takes about 40 to 50 mins to do the whole gaol. They do guoded tours at certain times also. The walkways...More

Thank Susie-don
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The audio guide was very informative and easy to use. The motion activated audios along the way were creepy and realistic -- eye-opening about the conditions of the day. Kind of an old time "Scared Straight". The descriptions of the transportation ship to Australia were...More

Thank Elphaba63
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I brought my son he is 10 and we both enjoyed the tour, its creepy and interesting . It really holds your attention

Thank tcos1804
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Well presented historic site with lots of information and history. Get a handheld device to explain the exhibits. Very atmospheric in parts.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the Gaol on a Sunday and there were no organised tours. However the exhibitions are will laid out and were easy to follow to make sure got the most out of your visit. It was packed with interesting facts and stories on Irish history....More

Thank WilliamP1986
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect when we went to visit Wicklow Gaol but can honestly say I was very much impressed. The tour, the authenticity of the building, the friendly staff all helped to make it and excellent day out for all the family,...More

Thank TCT2
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a very claustrophobic place but has quite a history. It is well preserved and tells the story of when the native Catholic Irish were imprisoned, tortured and sometimes died here for fairly petty crimes. A number of them were transported to Australia and...More

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13 October 2018|
Response from aecmorgan | Reviewed this property |
By bus or train. There are buses leaving Dublin every hour to Wicklow. The journey takes about 1 hr and 30 mins. The train service is adequate but not as frequent as the bus. Check with Iarnrod Eireann for the train... More
1 July 2018|
Response from jch960 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend having a guide but you could do in yourself in about half an hour
24 February 2018|
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Response from Wicklow G | Property representative |
Hi, Visitors can avail of 3 hours free parking onsite. Passes are available from the Ticket office.