Winners of a 2016 Visit Wales Hidden Gem award, Ruthin Gaol is the only purpose-built Pentonville style prison open to the public as a heritage attraction. Spend time exploring its nooks and crannies and learn about life in the Victorian prison system. See how the prisoners lived their daily lives: what they ate, how they worked, and the punishments they suffered. Explore the cells including the punishment, ‘dark’ and condemned cell. Find out about the Welsh Houdini and William Hughes who was the last man to be hanged there.