Ruthin Gaol Ghost Hunt With Haunting Nights.

Join the team as we spend the night ghost hunting at Wales most haunted prison.

Ruthin Gaol has a haunting history dating back to the 17th century. Execution, torture, murder and suicide have left their mark on this former house of correction.

Is so much misery, tragedy and torment, the reason for the amount of paranormal activity frequently reported?

The most frequent witnessed activity is the heavy prison cell doors slamming shut, on occasions people have reported the doors slamming shut one by one.

William Hughes was hanged at the jail, and is said to haunt the condemned man’s cell. There are numerous reports of women being so terrified in his area that they have fled in fear refusing to return.

Another William who haunts this harrowing building is the infamous jailor, William Kerr. William simply vanished one day during his rounds. It’s believed the inmates killed him after being put through years of mistreatment by him.

The laughter of a young girl is frequently heard, resonating throughout the jail. Little is known of this spirit, maybe we will find out as we go in search of the hauntings of Ruthin Gaol

Built on the site of Bridewell, a former 17th-century house of correction, originally had just four cells.

By 1837 it held 37 inmates, and following the prisons act of 1865, a four-storey wing was built, mirroring the style of London’s Pentonville Prison.

Ruthin became HM Prison Ruthin in 1878 and housed prisoners from surrounding. The building ceased being a prison in 1916, with prisoners and staff re-locating to Shrewsbury.

Denbighshire council purchased the building in 1926, for use of offices, and the country archives, and later a library.


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    3 days
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During your night you will be taking part in various methods of Ghost Hunting to include Ouija boards, table tipping, glass divination, Psychic seances and along with modern day ghost hunting techniques.

Tea/coffee and squash along with crisps and biscuits will be available.

Limited parking onsite.

Local street parking and carparks available.

Wear warm layered clothing as it gets cold throughout the night.

Wear flat gripped footwear


Ruthin Gaol

Clwyd Street


LL15 1HP


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