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Hangman: Ruthin

This activity will take you on a fascinating tour of some of the key crime and punishment sites in the town’s history, before ending up at the Ruthin Craft Centre café for a game of hangman.

 

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How to get here

Address: 
LL15 1HN
Public Transport Information: 
For public transport options, call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
Location Description: 
This adventure is based in Ruthin town centre, and you start off outside Ruthin Gaol on Clwyd Street. Parking is available in a long stay pay and display car park at the bottom of Clwyd Street (it is sign posted from the road). There are picnic tables and toilets in this car park. The Gaol is just one minute walk up the hill from the car park. There are two disabled parking spaces available at the Gaol itself.
Activity Starting Point: 
Start the activity outside the right hand side gates of the Gaol, looking in towards the Gaol building itself.
How long will the activity take? : 
The walk through Ruthin should only take you 10 mins, but its up to you how long you want to play hangman for at the end!

What you will need

Pen and paper

Useful information

DrinksFoodParkingPicnicToilets
How long will the activity take? : 
The walk through Ruthin should only take you 10 mins, but its up to you how long you want to play hangman for at the end!
This is a great activity for adults and children to do together – although of course, adults can give it a go alone, too! Wifi access is available in the Ruthin Craft Centre café (where the activity ends). Ruthin Gaol can be found at 46 Clwyd St, Ruthin LL15 1HP. For more information about the Gaol, call 01824 708 281.
Opening Times: 
Ruthin Gaol can be found at 46 Clwyd St, Ruthin, Clwyd LL15 1HP. For more information about the Gaol, call 01824 708 281. NB: the Gaol is closed on Tuesdays.
Admissions: 
Admission charges to the Gaol apply. For up to date prices please contact the Gaol directly.
Top Tips: 
This is a great activity for adults and children to do together – although of course, adults can give it a go alone, too! Wifi access is available in the Ruthin Craft Centre café (where the activity ends).

Now that you've learnt a bit more about Ruthin's murky past and tried your hand at Welsh hangman, why not click the video link below to find out what life might have been like in Ruthin Gaol? Or if you'd like to hear what some of the Welsh words from this activity actually sound like, there's a video for that too.

And if you're up for exploring a little more, there's some great places nearby for you to discover.

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