We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wicklow's Historic Gaol

Open Now: 10:30 - 16:30
Open today: 10:30 - 16:30
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
169
All photos (169)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wicklow town”(11 reviews)
“worth a visit”(17 reviews)
About
Wicklow Gaol an interactive journey through two centuries of prison life This is both educational and fun and it’s indoors, so doesn’t suffer from climatic influences!
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:30
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
Kilmantin Hill | Wicklow Town, Ireland
Website
+353 404 61599
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around County Wicklow
from US$40.74
More Info
from US$25.61
More Info
from US$38.41
More Info
from US$11.06
More Info
Reviews (492)
Filter reviews
464 results
Traveller rating
299
136
14
7
8
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
299
136
14
7
8
Show reviews that mention
All reviews wicklow town self guided tour worth a visit interactive displays gift shop great place to visit information boards family ticket great cafe family history local history great history own pace interesting place older kids paranormal activity fascinating tour
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 464 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting, very well laid out & interactive. The kids loved it. A deep sense of history and the lives of the inmates. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank IrelandBee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on a chilly midwinter day so the gaol looked a very oppressive place, which it must have been. A lovely curator sold us our tickets and explained how to listen to the commentary and find our way round the gaol. A very informative...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Windgate1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited several Goals during our visit to Ireland and this was by far the best. It brings history to life in a thought provoking and very emotional way. Make time for a visit to Wicklow to experience this. Follow it up with a meal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank A B
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Visited here on a paranormal night. Was truly amazing and getting a good insight into the history aswel. The cells were so creepy and you get a weird feeling as you walked around. Would definitley visit again. Tours are pretty cheap and well worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JadeyJadeM
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Been here a few times over the years as I live nearby. The historic tour was quite informative and interesting. I also did numerous paranormal events here and they were interesting and spooky as well as fun. There is a nice Cafe/Restaurant and gift shop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank walshimaging
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Despite the fact that it was a scary place..now is a very educational place for history and what happend during that existing time. Very well presented..with details and information..easy access to be informed. Very impressive

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank gio
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This is a fantastic place. There is parking right outside and they provide you with a ticket from the shop/reception and plenty of parking nearby. This place goes all out for Halloween and looked amazing with all the staff in fancy dress. Firstly we waited...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jmai
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We decided to take a tour of Wicklow Gaol recently & brought some friends along from Holland who are also very interested in Irish history. It's a really interesting place & covers so much information from different times in our history. It's very well organised...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank C_and_H_11
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Takes about an hour for self tour. Well laid out and informative. Staff friendly and helpful. The jailers rest cafe was lovely, food excellent and reasonably priced

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I must say, I have passed the Goal on many occasions with intentions of passing by the cafe. Well today was that day and it was a great experience. Great prices, food and surrounded by history 😀😀😀

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank WicklowEquiTours
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 31 nearby hotels
Grand Hotel Wicklow
346 reviews
.45 miles away
Tinakilly Country House Hotel & Restaurant
839 reviews
1.73 miles away
Hunter's Hotel
292 reviews
2.72 miles away
Countrywide Inns - Beehive Inn
3 reviews
3.04 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 389 nearby restaurants
The Lighthouse Restaurant
298 reviews
.13 miles away
Philip Healy
260 reviews
.26 miles away
Jailer's Rest
117 reviews
.01 miles away
Bia Blasta
22 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 235 nearby attractions
Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker
25 reviews
.18 miles away
Bray Head Cliff Walk
1,058 reviews
.90 miles away
Black Castle
73 reviews
.31 miles away
Wicklow Boat Charters
6 reviews
.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Cosmopolitan220602
6 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from aecmorgan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is of interest to all adults and children as it is of historic significance and a visit would be far more informative for a child than reading a dull history book. Lots of children enjoy visiting the gaol but... More
0
Votes
Trip550778
13 October 2018|
Answer
Response from aecmorgan | Reviewed this property |
By bus or train. There are buses leaving Dublin every hour to Wicklow. The journey takes about 1 hr and 30 mins. The train service is adequate but not as frequent as the bus. Check with Iarnrod Eireann for the train... More
0
Votes
l0lainiguez
1 July 2018|
Answer
Response from jch960 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend having a guide but you could do in yourself in about half an hour
0
Votes