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Beaumaris Gaol

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Address: Steeple Lane, Beaumaris LL58 8EP, Wales
Phone Number: +44 (0)1248 810921
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The conditions the prisoners were kept in hundreds of years ago were awful when you consider one of the "crimes" was being in debt! Very interesting to look around and trace the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The conditions the prisoners were kept in hundreds of years ago were awful when you consider one of the "crimes" was being in debt! Very interesting to look around and trace the history of the building from gaol to police station and finally now a museum.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting couple of hours, need to take your time and read the information on offer to get your money's worth. Good to see quite a lot of original features within it and it gives you a good feel of how inmates we treated. Personally, I wouldn't bother paying extra for the courthouse, I was a little disappointed - but all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We planned to visit the gaol as part of a day trip to Beaumaris as the kids had never seen anything like it, I expected a bit more for the £15 if I'm honest. The displays are fading and could do with touching up, it also took very little time to get around it where there was opportunity to give... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place. It portrayed what it waslike to be incarcerated there along with the history of the place. Worth a visit, but a bit creepy though!!!

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting and atmospheric place to visit. Gaol appeals to the children with stocks, treadmill and stories of the unfortunate inmates. Lots of fascinating information and lots to look at.

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I would recommend this attraction to anyone, visitors and locals alike. Beaumaris Gaol is a ' hands on ' attraction. Visitors are encouraged to try the Prisoner's Hammocks and the Guides are well informed and extremely friendly.

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colchester uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We never actually got to see inside the gaol as we visited on a Friday and it is closed! The 'angelseyvisitor' web site is out of date with it's opening times and prices, wish I had checked the ' visitangelsey' site where they are correct.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You get a real feel for the actual hardship that prisoners would have experienced at this place of incarceration. The amiable staff were on hand if you had questions but you are left to roam around look in all the nooks and crannies. There's a lot to learn and it's really interesting to read the stories of break-outs. The gaol... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We arrived late in Beaumaris but made our way to the gaol. It was approx. 4.20pm and in fairness to staff said thay they closed at 5pm. But we decided to 'race' around it as we were there. It was brilliant. It is what you would imagine in an old jail. Thick metal gates and stairs, big keys, work places... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A very well preserved 19th century jail. Really worth a visit. It is gloomy and peaceful at the same time. The only thing mussing is a good audio guide such as the one they give at the sister location The Courthouse (also very interesting).

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