Ruthin Gaol

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

Opening times

Ruthin Gaol is now closed until the 23 March 2024.

Price list

If you pay full price to enter either Ruthin Gaol or Nantclwyd y Dre, you can get 20% off admission to the other site if you show your receipt. This is valid for the whole season.

  • Adult: £7.00
  • Children over 5 years old: £6.00
  • Children under 5 years old: free
  • Family ticket (4 people maximum, and must include at least 1 child): £20.00
  • Seniors: £6.00
  • Students: £6.00
  • 1 carer accompanying a disabled visitor: free
  • Young Archaeologists club: free

Contact us

Clwyd Street
LL15 1HP


General enquiries: 01824 708281 (April to September)

Group bookings and special occasions: 01824 708219

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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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