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Wicklow's Historic Gaol

Kilmantin Hill | Wicklow Town, Ireland
+353 404 61599
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Wicklow's Historic Gaol Day Tour
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Kilmantin Hill | Wicklow Town, Ireland
+353 404 61599
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I brought my two grandchildren here during the mid term break. We all very much enjoyed the visit. Tour lasts about 15 minutes and you can do a self guided tour for as long as you wish. I would have liked to stay longer, but...More

Thank bkcdublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the guided tour of the first part. The jailer is brilliant! We were impressed with the amount of effort that has gone in to presenting the stories and how it gives you an indication of what the past was like. Highly recommended.

Thank Rachelle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place if in Wicklow town to drop in for a coffee, breakfast, lunch or just a casual meal. They do do evening meals at the weekends one would need to check in winter. The food is lovely and fresh there home made breads are...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in a beautiful building, it's a nice activity for a quiet afternoon. We took an audio guide and enjoyed the local stories. The cafe onsite is fabulous. The hot chocolate was proving very popular and they had a great selection of cakes. It was...More

Thank michellekildare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently booked and paid for 2 x families to visit and take part in the Halloween Spooky games. The Gaol itself is very well set up and maintained and I imagine a regular tour may be good. However, the kids were disappointed with their visit...More

Thank mum_and_3boyz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't done the tour yet but great cafe. It's in the original building so decor is atmospheric. Friendly staff can get busy for breakfast on Saturday mornings. Good range of menu and breakfast items were tasty. Nice cosy warm atmosphere.

Thank whittersDublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours at the museum on a wet afternoon. There were a range of panels to read, audio guide commentaries and interactive displays. You found out about the history of the jail and what prisoners were locked up for as well as...More

Thank bgreen73
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting diversion, quite family focussed and a bit quirky. It gives you some idea of the history of the town and it’s strategic importance in the past, including its links to deportation to the colonies. Also has a space where visitors can research genealogy...More

Thank cambridgewood
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great spot and the tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It's cheap and cheerful with a lovely cafe. I just found it too touristy and not that authentic.

Thank 188jennyg96
Reviewed 2 October 2017

An imaginative and interesting history of a building which has had an inhumane and cruel history. Well presented and balanced information presented through portable earpieces, static & audio-visual displays. Not sure 'enjoyable' is the right word to sum up the visit -clearly it is a...More

Thank Cat T
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29 August 2017|
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
27 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
30 June 2017|
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Response from Wicklow G | Property representative |
Hi Geraldine, Yes they cater for children also, chicken goujons, sausage and chips, mini stews etc for kids. Just ask they will be happy to accommodate your needs to the best the can.

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