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Ruthin Gaol, Ruthin

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 140 reviews on the web
Ruthin Gaol is a Pentonville style prison in Ruthin, Denbighshire. Ruthin Gaol ceased to be a prison in 1916 when the prisoners and guards were transferred to Shrewsbury. The County Council bought the buildings in 1926 and used part of them for offices, the county archives, and the town library. During the Second World War the prison buildings were used as a munitions factory, before being handed back to the County Council, when it was the headquarters of the Denbighshire Library Service. In 2004 the Gaol was extensively renovated and reopened as a museum.
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  • We were lucky the day we went it wasnt raining but would be good if it was. Not a lot to do in Ruthin so nice place to visit. The history is great and we really enjoyed it. Good place for children too...  read more »
  • Great value for money. Lots of interesting information to read, listen, touch and a great area for children to get involved in drawing dressing up. Staff very informative when asking questions regardi...  read more »
  • £5.00 per adult entrance fee. Go to Nant Clwyd Y Dre 1st and you get 20% off. Well worth it. Very interesting and informative with audios. I got frightened twice!!! Really friendly and cheerful staff. 
  • Great day out very interesting
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