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Wicklow's Historic Gaol

Kilmantin Hill | Wicklow Town, Ireland
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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!
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wicklow town” (11 reviews)
“worth a visit” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kilmantin Hill | Wicklow Town, Ireland
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"wicklow town"
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"self guided tour"
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"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"interactive displays"
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"great place to visit"
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"information boards"
in 4 reviews
"coffee shop"
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"well thought out"
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"great cafe"
in 5 reviews
"local history"
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"own pace"
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"great history"
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"interesting place"
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"two hours"
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"on site"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a brilliant experience. From the minute you step inside the door you are warmly welcomed by the staff. You can have a guided tour or you can go off by yourself. The tour took us about an hour or so but it's an experience...More

Thank Tommy C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother, brother and I missed out on visiting Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin and were a bit disappointed by this. However we decided to stop in at Wicklow's Historic Gaol and were pleasantly surprised. My mum repeatedly said that she thought “this was a better...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Visited today with my 9 year old daughter and husband. Great place to visit for a family dsy out. Tour guide is really good and interacts well with the visitors. Each area very well signposted and information boards in all areas detailing the history of...More

Thank Helen20
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Great visit learned some much and really worth a visit love the way it's all set up and you can go at your own pace

Thank Stephen F
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

I got quite a surprise on my visit to Wicklow Gaol, I hadn’t realised how much information it contained. Our guide James was very good, I very much enjoyed his introduction to our tour, he is extremely good at what he does. I can highly...More

Thank magbelon
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting site. It's rife with history and that history is shared by the costumed guides. It's well appointed with mannequins of people that were actually incarcerated here, and when you walk into their cells they come alive and speak to you about...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

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Missmac29
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.
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tonykelly74
29 August 2017|
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Response from Wicklow G | Property representative |
Hi Tony Many thanks for your enquiry. No there are no lifts Due to the nature of the building, I’m sorry to say that wheelchair access is limited, as the Gaol has uneven flagstones and well-worn stone staircases and on... More
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