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Wicklow's Historic Gaol

Kilmantin Hill | Wicklow Town, Ireland
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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!
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wicklow town” (11 reviews)
“worth a visit” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kilmantin Hill | Wicklow Town, Ireland
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"wicklow town"
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"self guided tour"
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"worth a visit"
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"interactive displays"
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"great place to visit"
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"coffee shop"
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"well thought out"
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"local history"
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"own pace"
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"great cafe"
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"great history"
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"two hours"
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"interesting place"
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"on site"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my 9 year old daughter and husband. Great place to visit for a family dsy out. Tour guide is really good and interacts well with the visitors. Each area very well signposted and information boards in all areas detailing the history of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit learned some much and really worth a visit love the way it's all set up and you can go at your own pace

Thank Stephen F
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I got quite a surprise on my visit to Wicklow Gaol, I hadn’t realised how much information it contained. Our guide James was very good, I very much enjoyed his introduction to our tour, he is extremely good at what he does. I can highly...More

Thank magbelon
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting site. It's rife with history and that history is shared by the costumed guides. It's well appointed with mannequins of people that were actually incarcerated here, and when you walk into their cells they come alive and speak to you about...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Kids jailed for stealing bread, a 90 year old woman jailed for not paying her tithes, a priest jailed for being a priest. Fascinating tour. The kids really enjoyed. Spooky but not too scary. The jail was used to hold political prisoners as well as...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Just up dating my favourite Cafe in Wicklow Town. I had to be in Wicklow town this morning, for a short meeting 10/4/18, and met my son who asked where I would like to go for breakfast. What a treat Wicklow's Historic Gaol Cafe of...More

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

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Missmac29
25 February 2018|
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Response from Wicklow G | Property representative |
Hi, Visitors can avail of 3 hours free parking onsite. Passes are available from the Ticket office.
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tonykelly74
30 August 2017|
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Response from Wicklow G | Property representative |
Hi Tony Many thanks for your enquiry. No there are no lifts Due to the nature of the building, I’m sorry to say that wheelchair access is limited, as the Gaol has uneven flagstones and well-worn stone staircases and on... More
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tonykelly74
28 August 2017|
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Response from Wicklow G | Property representative |
Many thanks for your enquiry. Due to the nature of the building, I’m sorry to say that wheelchair access is limited, as the Gaol has uneven flagstones and well-worn stone staircases and on 3 different levels. There is... More
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