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Beaumaris Gaol

Beaumaris Gaol


Looking for a fun but educational day out in Beaumaris, North Wales? How about a visit to a Victorian gaol which is packed full of secrets and sad memories. A visit here will take families back in time to the 1800s where they will gain a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner. In this atmospheric building, families can walk along the dimly lit corridors and passageways, handle chains and fetters worn by prisoners over a century ago, explore the spartan cells and places of punishment. Are you brave enough to visit the condemned cell and experience the darkness of the punishment cell? Learn about how prisoners were categorized, their diets, and don’t forget to combine your visit with a tour of the courthouse to gain a sense of the judicial proceedings and incarcerations from the 17th to early 20th century.

Want a sneak peak of the types of stories and tales you will hear? How about one from 1862 when Richard Rowlands was executed for the murder of his father in law. After claiming his innocence, he cursed the clock in the church tower opposite the scaffold where his execution took place. Guess what… to this day the clock has never kept the right time!

If you are lucky to get on to a tour, CIWK have heard first hand that the tour guides are very knowledgeable.

Additional information:
*May be unsuitable for children of a sensitive nature.
*Snacks available.
*Parking nearby.
*As far as we are aware, there are no toilet facilities and the site isn’t wheelchair or pram accessible.
*CIWK category stock image.

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