Beaumaris GaolAnglesey, Isle of Anglesey
This Victorian Gaol (Jail) was built by Hansom (famous for the Hansom Cab) in 1829. The gaol features the only original tread wheel in situ in Britain and a gibbet is still fixed to the outer wall.
Beaumaris Gaol will live in your memory for a long time, it is a haunting and dramatic spectacle, and therefore if your children are sensitive you should give it extra consideration before taking them. It will give you a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner in Victorian times. Explore this massive building with its dimly lit corridors, spartan cells and places of punishment; visit the condemned cell or experience the darkness of the punishment cell; and handle chains and fetters last worn by prisoners a century ago.
1830: William Griffith was hanged for the attempted murder of one of his two wives.
1840: Gaynor Jones was jailed for one month's hard labour for stealing a quart of milk.
1862: Richard Rowlands was hanged for the murder of his father in law. He went to his death pleading his innocence.
Closing from then on until March 2023
Opening Hours: 10-00 to 5-00
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