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Really interesting view into the past of prison life walk all around the prison, cells, workshops... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sharron L
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fascinating place, full of history and atmosphere. a great insight into how hard it must have been... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alan K
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Steeple Lane, Beaumaris LL58 8EP, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really interesting view into the past of prison life walk all around the prison, cells, workshops read about people being jailed for months of hard labour for stealing some clothes. Etc. Very good visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

fascinating place, full of history and atmosphere. a great insight into how hard it must have been to have been incarcerated. well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alan K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to find, following the signs from the town high street. More interesting than I thought it would be! Helpful staff at the reception, who told us where to start and what to look for. The room opposite the entrance gives a lot of info...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely riveting... I've rarely felt so engaged with history in such a personal way... So many people essentially being cruelly punished for being poor... Combine this with a visit to the courtroom, and you'll understand why the odds would have been well and truly stacked...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Meg P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Opens your eyes to the past. Thought it might be a bit grim but the guide showed both sides of the system, good and bad. Very instructive and at the right pace. Long enough to take in what he was saying but not standing around...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank joansinclairadams
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful find on a walk round the town. Staff very informative. To be able to see what lives our predecessors had if you were poor. It makes you realise how lucky we are to be alive today

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasnt sure about this one but glad we went from the minute we entered fantastic welcome by all staff we did a tour with Roger his knowledge was second to none and we were really glad we visited, this place is a must for all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Covlad49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating glimpse into the history of the penal system in the not too distant past. Great tour by Roger made it even more interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Trudy1111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend visited and both absolutely loved it. I am studying criminal psychology so it's of interest to me but we both love history. We arrived just in time for a guided tour which was amazing and definitely worth going on if you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Loveswales13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic visit, moving and informative Staff are a real pleasure to speak to, and very interesting when talking about strange events occurring, as there was definitely a sense of activity going on, not scary just sad

Date of experience: September 2019
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June 15, 2019|
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Response from chrisbH2241WA | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in April, it wasn’t open at all - something to do with the council having run out of money. I don’t know if the situation has changed.
June 5, 2018|
Response from Roger V |
Not sure what the question was but, if it was about the availability of paying to see the gaol or courthouse with a card, we are now able to accept all cards including contactless so the availability of a cash machine is not... More
May 27, 2018|
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Response from irene g | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think they would like the answer above they would probably like the gruesome parts of it. Also the history is very interesting