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Wicklow's Historic Gaol

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“wicklow town”(11 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 worth a visit wicklow town self guided tour interactive displays gift shop great place to visit information boards well thought out family ticket great cafe family history local history great history own pace interesting place older kids paranormal activity
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a paranormal night. Was truly amazing and getting a good insight into the history aswel. The cells were so creepy and you get a weird feeling as you walked around. Would definitley visit again. Tours are pretty cheap and well worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JadeyJadeM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here a few times over the years as I live nearby. The historic tour was quite informative and interesting. I also did numerous paranormal events here and they were interesting and spooky as well as fun. There is a nice Cafe/Restaurant and gift shop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the fact that it was a scary place..now is a very educational place for history and what happend during that existing time. Very well presented..with details and information..easy access to be informed. Very impressive

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

This is a fantastic place. There is parking right outside and they provide you with a ticket from the shop/reception and plenty of parking nearby. This place goes all out for Halloween and looked amazing with all the staff in fancy dress. Firstly we waited...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jmai
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We decided to take a tour of Wicklow Gaol recently & brought some friends along from Holland who are also very interested in Irish history. It's a really interesting place & covers so much information from different times in our history. It's very well organised...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Takes about an hour for self tour. Well laid out and informative. Staff friendly and helpful. The jailers rest cafe was lovely, food excellent and reasonably priced

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I must say, I have passed the Goal on many occasions with intentions of passing by the cafe. Well today was that day and it was a great experience. Great prices, food and surrounded by history 😀😀😀

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank WicklowEquiTours
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience from start to finish. Staff on reception were very welcoming on arrival and gave clear instructions on viewing the different parts of the Gaol. Areas are very well sign posted and numbered along the way which helps ensure you don't miss any key...More

Thank TheAistearLife
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Exciting capture of a not so nice part of history. Well worth a visit!!! Easy to find... hard to get out

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Curiosity676655
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Fascinating tour, really interesting and very well done. So much information but put together so it's not just lots of reading, it's interactive and very well done. Loved how when you walked into each cell it had the voiceover of their stories. The dungeon and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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6 November 2018|
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Response from aecmorgan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is of interest to all adults and children as it is of historic significance and a visit would be far more informative for a child than reading a dull history book. Lots of children enjoy visiting the gaol but... More
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