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Beaumaris Gaol

Steeple Lane, Beaumaris LL58 8EP, Wales
+44 1248 810921
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Interesting Afternoon

Particularly liked reading about the real stories of this former jail. Enjoyed an hour here. Nice... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
N_31644
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Stafford, United Kingdom
Loved it. Very interesting.

A great place for a couple of hours. Loved the history of the place and the fact it’s so open for... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
drewpots
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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“prison life” (10 reviews)
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Steeple Lane, Beaumaris LL58 8EP, Wales
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+44 1248 810921
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Particularly liked reading about the real stories of this former jail. Enjoyed an hour here. Nice to see facilities as they were.

Thank N_31644
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A great place for a couple of hours. Loved the history of the place and the fact it’s so open for wandering around. So happy to leave the place however as I feel Victorian Britain wanted its inmates to feel after their punishment. Dark and...More

Thank drewpots
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Well Worth the entrance fee very informative and pleasant staff, Didn’t have time to do the court house

Thank dpm8888
Reviewed 30 September 2017

An interesting museum which is well worth a visit. My partner spent 18 years in the prison service and so found it fascinating. On a wet Wednesday afternoon you get a real sense of how grim conditions must have been.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Had a really enjoyable visit to beaimais goal easy to find great entry fee very informative. The storyboard are very call set out and give you a great insight to prison life would definitely be going back for another visit bit might include the courthouse...More

Thank christopher p
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Worth visiting Beaumaris for this historic gem. Lots to see and the atmosphere is full of stories...

Thank ManchesterMama
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Very thought provoking attraction. Can’t believe how people were treated back when the gaol was open even for petty crimes. Well preserved and thoughtfully presented.

Thank RJ30-AC28
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit. The display boards are well done with stories of the prisoners who had to spend time incarcerated here and the treadmill is fascinating.

Thank Pinkbaglady55
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the Gaol and Court. They were both interesting with good local knowledge. Although they were billed as not being for the feint hearted we didn't find them particularly worrying compared to some places we have visited. Reasonable entrance fee and well preserved - good...More

Thank Sarbel_135
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I love this place and visit every year apart from this year. We brought with us a friend from France and an elderly relative neither of them had ever been to wales before so we were keen to show them our favourite sights. Closed on...More

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missjennyc
17 October 2017|
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Response from cabradyp16 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they are allowed in the building itself.
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steven f
22 June 2017|
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Response from wpecker973 | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any, would say probably not very dark.. stairs etc would imagine Health and Safety would consider dogs a hazard in confined areas?? Best call first and ask.
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jennifer l
21 April 2017|
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Response from andycreeduk | Reviewed this property |
The gaol opened from 8th April 2017 from 10.30 - 17.00 Saturday to Thursday. Always good to use the link on Trip Advisor to the actual website for this sort of information. We visited in the Easter holiday - shame you missed... More
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