Ruthin Gaol

Former goal from 1654 to 1916, now the only purpose-built Pentonville style prison open to the public as a heritage attraction

Between 1654 and 1916, thousands of prisoners, innocent and guilty, passed through the gates of Ruthin Gaol to languish at his or her majesty’s pleasure. You too can do time here, explore the eerie cells and discover life behind bars years ago; visit the Pentonville block and hear the story of William Hughes, the last person to be hanged here.

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Clwyd St, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15, UK
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Open from April to September Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm Closed Tuesdays