Ruthin Gaol

Ruthin Gaol are the winners of a 2016, 2017 and 2018 Visit Wales Hidden Gem award.

Ruthin Gaol is currently closed

Ruthin Gaol will remain closed due to ongoing major flood restorations to our basement area. For 2022 opening updates please see our social media.

Contact us

Clwyd Street
Ruthin
LL15 1HP

Email: heritage@denbighshire.gov.uk

General enquiries: 01824 708281 (April to September)

Group bookings and special occasions: 01824 708218

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About Ruthin Gaol

Ruthin gaol is the only purpose-built Pentonville style prison open to the public as a heritage attraction. People can spend time exploring its nooks and crannies and learn about life in the Victorian prison system. See how the prisoners lived their daily lives: what they ate, how they worked, and the punishments they suffered. Explore the cells including the punishment, 'dark' and condemned cell. Find out about the Welsh Houdini and William Hughes who was the last man to be hanged there.

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