Old Beechworth Gaol, Beechworth

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Visit Old Beechworth Gaol to see the prison that once housed the infamous Ned Kelly and his gang. This former prison, which was the site of eight convict executions, now runs daily tours and hosts special events. You can choose from four different walking tours, accompanied by costumed prison guards/guides who will take you deep into the site's hidden areas, like the autopsy tent, the gallows, and solitary confinement cells. The site’s colorful past will be revealed to you as you visit Ned Kelly’s cell, walk the condemned man’s walk, and climb one of the four guard towers for a view over the prison. Using our international travel planner, Beechworth attractions like Old Beechworth Gaol can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It’s unbelievable that there were prisoners in Beechworth jail until 2004. Compared to the luxury in jails now it’s totally barbaric. Our tour guide Rhianna was great, full of interesting facts and...  more »
  • Not sure what we were expecting from the tour but it was incredible! The tour guide had so much passion & knowledge about the gaol and the history behind it which made it so much more...  more »
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  • We enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was very very knowledgeable & was able to answer every question we asked her. Entry pricing was more than reasonable & the cafe had plenty of items to choose from and was also very reasonable priced.
  • We did a guided tour here. Our tour guide was very informative and gave us a very good insight to how the Gaol was run, and information on the prisoners. The Gaol is dog friendly, so was extra enjoyable!

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