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Address: Steeple Lane, Beaumaris LL58 8EP, Wales
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+44 1248 810921

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Brilliant and very reasonable! We loved the visit around the gaol! Very informative and more or less just as it was! Some very spooky spots and brilliant that you can wander... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant and very reasonable! We loved the visit around the gaol! Very informative and more or less just as it was! Some very spooky spots and brilliant that you can wander freely around..unlike a lot of other places. Very reasonable and held the interest of a 7 and 13 yr old. We visited while Halloween event was on which made... More 

Thank miafinn16
The Hebrides, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

An historical eye opener - not recommended for the illiterate, as the attraction is full of informative facts for those that wish to interact and find out more by reading the plentiful information boards which provide a clear view of life in the prison. Being able to explore at your own leisure and the ability to enter the cells and... More 

Thank Wotsit M
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Very poor tour. Basically you pay your money and are left to wander around with no real information. Could not recommend.

Thank Aitch48
Newcastle under Lyme, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Visited Beaumaris Gaol - a definite for every visitor. A fascinating insight into life in a Victorian prison. Being able to wander around and go in all the rooms and read about the life of a prisoner - chilling. This is a resource that should not be left to close. They are in desperate need of funding, as the Council... More 

Thank Kylie S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Well worth visiting, be aware though it's closed on Fridays. We had planned to go Friday but went Saturday before we left Beaumaris. A preserved old building which really shows how the gaol used to be,. Quite emotional in places and fascinating.

Thank Sand_staffordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We visited yesterday..fascinating insight into prison life in 1829!..very eerie! We went with our Anglesey family..the only thing I would mention is my 2 year olds buggy wouldn't fit through all the gates (so we had to remove a wheel!)..not a problem at all,just be prepared if you go with a buggy!!! My 5 year old loved it and enjoyed... More 

Thank Kelly W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place, along with the Courtlhouse are seriously under-advertised. Both of them are absolutely fascinating. We had an audio guide at the Courthouse which was informative without giving too much information. The gaol is very large and well preserved and has the actual treadmill that the prisoners were forced to use in the grounds. It gives a very good picture... More 

Thank Susan W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Such a thought provoking place.A walk through the cold feeling corridors and cells not a time to have lived in in you ever broke the law. The gaol is full of interesting information and exhibits that really gave you food for thought especially the treadmill and the corridor to the gallows!

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Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Staff are excellent, the Goal appears to be how it was left however many years ago it was.... some areas a bit spooky but not surprising really !!! Try turning off the lights in the Punishment Cell, now that was scary !!!!!!

1 Thank Iain G
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was an enlightening experience. Whoever set this prison up was humane. Think of the times. I doubt if half the prisoners had been in a room with running water, and regular meals and work, a dry bed and medical fasciities. The condemned cell even had a coal fire to make waiting for the last drop more comfortable. Yes the... More 

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