Hamish visited Hexham Old Gaol on a sunny but cold day in April 2008. He was given a warm welcome on entering the ticket / shop area. The gaol is ideal for an older dog (or for persons with limited mobility) as although it is set out over four floors, there are no steps and internal access is via a glass lift. There is an interesting range of displays and audio narratives telling the story of the gaol and conflicts between the English, Scots and Border Reivers. There is also opportunity to look at historical records relating to family history in the North East and border areas (in-depth research may need to pre-booked). Dogs can accompany their people throughout the visit.
Hexham Old Gaol
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DogPeople Says : Hexham Old Gaol
Admission charge for people, free admission for well behaved dogs. Dungeon and upper floors accessed by lift. Fully accessible.
Earliest recorded gaol in England. Dungeon, stocks, crime & punishment. Meet the Border Reivers, English and Scottish raiders in the 1500s.
October & November and February & March: Tuesdays and Saturdays only, 11am to 4.30pm. April to September: Tuesday to Saturday (Plus Monday in the English summer holidays) 11am to 4.30pm. Open other times by appointment and for special events. Please phone for details.
Well-behaved dogs welcome.
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