Hexham Old Gaol
The oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol will give you an insight into crime and punishment in medieval Northumberland.
Visit the Gaol website
What makes it special
- Experience what prison used to be like
Closed over Winter
Open from 3rd April (Wednesday to Sunday) - 11:00 to 16:00
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