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“nice lock up !!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ruthin Gaol

Ruthin Gaol
46 Clwyd Street | Ruthin, Ruthin LL15 1HP, Wales
+44 1824 708281
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Ruthin
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Victorian and Pentonville Prison - Visitor attraction and accredited museum.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“nice lock up !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

great gaol good day out for all the family Ive been a couple of times with disabled clients really good day out although only about 20 percent of the gaol is open to the public its still worth a visit cheap entrance fee and if your a carer you usually get in free ! you get audio headphones that tell you all about the gaol and there are plenty of guides would recommend a trip there if your in the area !

Visited June 2011
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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“great for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

when we visited it was open doors day so free to get in, but normally you have to pay £3.50 for adults.
you start at the bottom level of the prison, you have access to all the cells with lots of stuff for kids do like dressing up as inmates.
after this you move to hte upper level of which 80% is not accessable as it is part of the council offices.
all the way through are guides dressed in costume to answer any questions.
great day out.

Visited September 2011
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Tralee, Ireland
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“A great tourist attraction and well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

We have just had our annual holiday to Wales and whilst there we picked up some tourist information about Ruthin Gaol and decided to pay a visit and we weren't disappointed.

Firstly we found that the admission of £10 for five of us was really good value, and the receptionist was very freindly and helpful. Each visitor is provided with an audio guide which really adds value to your visit.

Each cell in the basement of the gaol explores a different theme concerning gaol life and there is some wonderful interactive displays which really add interest and enjoyment.

We expected to be there for no more than an hour, and were quite surprised to emerge at the end of our visit, having spent over two and a half hours in total.

There is a little gift shop area at reception with some nice reasonably priced items as souvenirs. Also, just a little extra information - if you have a picnic with you, turn right as you exit the gaol and cross the road to the carpark. Just beyond it, is a nice park area with picnic benches and a nice play area (including a skateboarding facility).

This attraction is definitely well worth a visit!

Visited July 2011
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