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Beaumaris Gaol

Steeple Lane, Beaumaris LL58 8EP, Wales
+44 (0)1248 810921
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Beaumaris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Numerous cells and rooms to see, with plenty of information to read (distributed on the inside cell walls mainly )about life generally in the 1800's and in the gaol. There is a treadmill which at least 3 prisoners operated (situated in the inner courtyard.). Two very helpful volunteers manned the ticket office/ small shop. I did not use the audio... More

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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213 reviews 213 reviews
100 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Lovely museum. It really gives you a good feeling of how bad live back in the days was. Interesting stories in the various rooms. It is captivating and keeps you entertained for an hour easily. Hard. Times for often little crimes, wish those times came back!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Well worth a visit but spoilt by the poor internal directions and audio. Pity we still do not have prisons such as this!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Myself and my two children (6 years old) visited mainly because I was interested. But, they loved it too! The audio commentary is a little 'spooky' sounding at times but having the freedom to roam ourselves meant I could read the ample information provided while the children pretended to lock each other up and explore! Excellent fun for all of... More

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I live on Anglesey and didn't even know this existed till I googled what to do in Anglesey. You can park for 3 pound on the water front and the gaol is up a back road but is clearly sign posted. It cost us about £4.50 each and we got a headphone each to listen to when we went around... More

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San Carlos, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Rent the earphones and walk around at your own pace. Just ask at your hotel where it is -- not on the main drag but still easy to find.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Once you have mastered how the audio explanation system works it is very good. A really good insight to aspects of what it must have been like to have been a prisoner there and a prison guard too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Having spent a few days holiday in Wales with the family on the way home we asked each other which bit of the holiday we enjoyed most an all of us said Beaumaris Gaol , excellent , the audio system made it so much more interesting it was a fascinating insight into what prison life was like in those days... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

I went there with my dad and brother (a typical moody teenager who is reluctant to do anything at the moment) and we spent ages there! It was fantastic to look at how is was when it was in use and how things were done back then. There is the option to dress up if you want, and you are... More

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went as a combined trip to court and goal. There was plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

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