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Derby Gaol

50 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DF, England
+44 800 027 7928
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Never open as advertised.

This is the third time we have tried to visit. Today, nine of us hung around from 11.30am to 2.15... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Sylvie206
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Burton upon Trent, England
Good luck finding it open!

Today we visited Derby Gaol for the third time, not because we love it so much, but because it is... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Abigail S
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“ghost walk” (23 reviews)
“friar gate” (6 reviews)
“ghost hunt” (2 reviews)
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50 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DF, England
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+44 800 027 7928
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is the third time we have tried to visit. Today, nine of us hung around from 11.30am to 2.15 pm, to no avail, even though we had been assured that it was open when we phoned yesterday. The outer gate was open, but the...More

1  Thank Sylvie206
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Today we visited Derby Gaol for the third time, not because we love it so much, but because it is never open as advertised on the website. We were hoping to look round with view to paying the £450 to hire it out for an...More

1  Thank Abigail S
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Whether or not you live in Derby this is a great evening out. Booked online and arrived just before 7pm to be greeted by a jailer holding a lantern! Richard Felix was very knowledgable and gave a very thorough history of Derby throughout the evening....More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We did the city centre Ghost walk . It was Brilliant we had Richard Felix as our guide . And it was adapted due to unforeseen circumstances it was amazing ! Richard was very knowledgeable historically accurate and very interesting to listen to . The...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I attended the Gaol on a ghost hunt and whilst the location is fantastic there was one member of the Gaols own staff whose attitude ruined the evening. He argued with the paranormal teams' lady host, in front of guests for a good 10 minutes,...More

3  Thank ECL73
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

As a fan of Richard Felix I had to make this a stop on my journey and I was not let down. Fun staff, great history, fantastic stories and a visit with Richard Felix himself! How can you go wrong? He was every bit as...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Being a retired Police Officer this is certainly one place I had to visit and I was not disappointed. Firstly the guide who took us around was brilliant, very knowledgeable and friendly, he certainly knew his stuff and was able to answer all the question...More

Thank Newmarskeman
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Being Derby born and bred I have never set foot in here before..... I had heard of it but didnt know where it was. We went on a family outing here on Saturday and the guy that was in there looking after it was so...More

Thank Tony_and_Kay
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you get the chance visit this place either just the jail or on a ghost/ hisoritic tour. It was absolutely fascinating. So much to see so much about the history of Derby. I would recommend and I would visit again.

2  Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Denise, Mitchell her son and Ashley were absolutely fantastic hosts! A lot of the history in the Gaol was explained in such detail it was amazing to listen to and such an educational experience. I went with my mum, my sisters, and my sisters partner...More

2  Thank Anne D
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carla w
1 April 2018|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
The ghost walk started at the Derby Gaol and cost £25 per head when booked in advance online. Lasts about 4 hours and includes hot food at the end of the evening.
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jane_wag
24 October 2017|
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Response from DarknessRadioDave | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I dont run the place, I just visited. My guess would be that it does more business on a Saturday and not enough on other days and Richard Felix is quite busy with many projects.
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BoocatButterbee
11 September 2017|
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Response from Newmarskeman | Reviewed this property |
It is a feast of beans as in times of great hardship the only thing the poor people had to eat were beans and grain.
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