Ruthin Gaol

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Only one inmate was executed here (William Hughes). Hughes is reported in the condemned man’s cell and visitors (usually women) are touched by him. Heavy doors slam, sometimes one by one. A prison guard who vanished during his shift is also seen here. Visitors feel like they are being followed or hear distant voices.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

Ruthin Gaol
46 Clwyd Street
Ruthin, Clwyd
LL15 1HP, United Kingdom

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53.11388290000001, -3.3138956000000235
Nearest Towns:
Rhuthun, UK (0.6 mi.)
Ruthin, UK (0.6 mi.)
Llanbedr, UK (1.3 mi.)
Llabedr-dyffryn-clwyd, UK (1.3 mi.)
Rhewl, UK (1.6 mi.)
Llanrhydd, UK (1.6 mi.)
Plas-llanrhydd, UK (1.6 mi.)
Llanfair, UK (2.2 mi.)
Llanfair-dyffryn-clwyd, UK (2.2 mi.)
Dinbych, UK (2.3 mi.)


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