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Ruthin Gaol

Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HP, Wales
+44 1824 708281
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Great day out for all the family

. A very pleasant surprise for all the extended family when we visited here. A family with ages... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Estepona, Spain
Ghost Hunt

Visited Ruthin Gaol on a organized Paranormal Investigation. What a fantastic place. A time capsule... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas B
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Victorian and Pentonville Prison - Visitor attraction and accredited museum. Opening Dates OPEN - April to September (Open week of October half term) CLOSED - November to March
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HP, Wales
+44 1824 708281
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

. A very pleasant surprise for all the extended family when we visited here. A family with ages ranging from 4 to 72, we had a most pleasant visit to this old jail. For the young ones, there was a Teddy Bear Hunt to carry...More

1  Thank Turista-Inglesa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Ruthin Gaol on a organized Paranormal Investigation. What a fantastic place. A time capsule museum, with many of the original features. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and described the history in great detail, as well as telling us about the day to day...More

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Good value at a fiver with lots of Info In the historic cells. Gives you an insight in to life in an historic jail. The only negative is that the main 'pentonville' style block is of bounds, save for a couple of cells and a...More

1  Thank Jay B
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Take the time to do this, enjoyable tour of yesteryear! Short walk down the hill from St Peters Square.

1  Thank DELMarch2015
Reviewed September 17, 2017

It was a rainy Sunday so we decided to give this attraction a try. It was a very interesting visit with a lot of history behind it. There was lots of information to read and see. The staff were also very friendly and welcoming. I'd...More

1  Thank emmargh_x
Reviewed September 14, 2017

You may wonder how this could be made interesting, but the staff have certainly succeeded. From the minute you enter the door you are made welcome by the friendly staff and the gift shop is full of interesting buys for children and adults alike.. The...More

1  Thank kennyboy278
Reviewed September 14, 2017

I visited with my husband and adult daughter. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit from the moment we stepped inside and were greeted with smiles and hellos from the man and woman at the desk. We first looked at the items for sale and my...More

1  Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed September 13, 2017

There was so much of interest our visit lasted almost two hours. Plenty of exhibits, lots to read and learn about. The tableaux are really lifelike and help you to understand what it would have been like to have been an inmate of the gaol...More

Thank Marjorie T
Reviewed September 9, 2017

This was worth a visit,we almighty expected to see Ronnie Barker and the cast of porridge.The old part of the Prison gave food for thought about yesteryear and the harsh reality of life.enjoyable visit

1  Thank mitzi12016
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Didn't know about this until we followed the signs in Ruthin. Surprisingly run by the local council and set up with very good displays. Disabled access catered for.

Thank Neil B
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September 18, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from forestgirl12 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was a lift there
August 2, 2016|
Response from Curlypops1980 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know. I'd ring just to make sure.
February 28, 2016|
Response from rabbitdance35 | Property representative |
April to September , closed Tuesdays