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Ruthin Gaol

Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HP, Wales
+44 1824 708281
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Ian Peaple

Great visit , very informative and friendly staff , interesting histories and interactive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
via mobile
Worth a visit

Had a nice time here, very interesting and fascinating. Loved the sniff pads to give you a feel of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stockport, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HP, Wales
+44 1824 708281
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit , very informative and friendly staff , interesting histories and interactive resources. Pentonville section very impressive, and underground cells blessedly cool after the heat of the day!

1  Thank Ian313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice time here, very interesting and fascinating. Loved the sniff pads to give you a feel of how things were back in the day. Worth a visit.

1  Thank JoanMcNulty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went with the family,was very interesting,children got a Quiz sheet and could dress up and have a photo taken dressed as a criminal which was only £1 would recommend good place to visit.

1  Thank b k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to go and full of history. Easy for the kids to get involved and understand what happened in the building all those years ago.

1  Thank Justsarh3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here with family, my niece who was 8 loved it there was plenty of outfits for her to wear, we found it a little expensive for visit that didn't take very long. However, very enjoyable

1  Thank Hayley1904
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and authentic, the visit is well supported with information, and there is also audio guide available to follow the tour. My family had previously visited many years ago but it was nevertheless just as interesting. It is very cool In the cells so...More

1  Thank exess60
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Ruthin Gaol is a historic place to visit and shows how people were treated in gaol in Victorian times. It was a very interesting place to visit and it was great to walk around at our own pace. We spent a couple of hours there....More

Thank Polly K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Well worth a visit, the kids loved it! A little gem, history brought to life by enthusiast tour guides

Thank MelC73
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Excellent piece of history to visit. A pentonville style old gaol/jail with lots of information as you walk around the buildings and look how life was as a prisoner in years gone by. Open cells to look into including the 'dark cell' for punishment and...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I love my history, castles, stately homes etc but this was a really interesting twist on my usual history visits. Its very well presented, you go around at your own pace and there were staff on hand if you had a question. Absolutely loved my...More

Thank Shirley F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Suitable for a wheelchair?
18 September 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from forestgirl12 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was a lift there
Are dogs allowed?
2 August 2016|
Response from Curlypops1980 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know. I'd ring just to make sure.
What month does it open
28 February 2016|
Response from rabbitdance35 | Property representative |
April to September , closed Tuesdays