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“Nondescript” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Adelaide Gaol

Adelaide Gaol
18 Gaol Rd | Thebarton, Adelaide, South Australia 5031, Australia
8231 4062
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Ranked #26 of 76 Attractions in Adelaide
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nondescript”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Not a place I want to review as I haven't enjoyed visiting . I do think some would find it's history and it;s tales of woe interesting and the architecture is worth a look

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Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
43 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“The Adelaide Gaol”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I'm a huge fan of Gaols, and have visited several since coming to Australia, & I'm glad to say this one did not disappoint. I didn't have a guide, and simply walked around myself, but you are given a map with the route the guides take, ensuring you see everything. There are plenty of displays, boards full of anecdotes, lots of relics from back in the day, newspaper clippings, and the whole facility is in very good condition, permitting you to take an authentic trip into the past.

Visited January 2013
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Adelaide
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“It's worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This Gaol is a part of Adelaide history old and new, having closed in 1987. We enjoyed walking around and looking at all the interesting features of the prison. The lady on reception was so helpful and made sure we were looked after and gave us directions around the Gaol. As we were leaving she was doing the same to the next group that came through. We thoroughly enjoyed our few hours at the Adelaide Gaol.

Visited January 2013
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Adelaide
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“Fascinating trip into history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

One of the best attractions of Adelaide. The tour of the gaol is a must-see when visiting Adelaide. The history of this place is quite fascinating, visiting the graves of prisoners condemned to death can be a moving experience.

Visited December 2012
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“So much recent history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This place is amazing. Its hard to believe they only stopped using it as a Gaol so recently. So much history and the volunteers really know their stuff

Visited December 2012
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