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The Old Gaol, Market Hill

The Old Gaol, Market Hill, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 1JX View on map

Purpose built prison built in 1748 in the style of a castle, with later additions in 1839 by the famous local architect George Gilbert Scott. Now houses a museum, tourist information office, gift shop and book store and is a venue for special events.


Opening Arrangements

All year (except bank holidays and Christmas) Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £3.50 subject to review each year
  • Child: £2.00 (under 5's free) subject to review
  • Other Charges: £9.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children) subject to review


In the centre of historic Buckingham. Rail: Wolverton (9 miles), Milton Keynes (9½ miles), Bicester (10 miles). Bus: No X60 Milton Keynes or No 60 Aylesbury to Winslow and X5 Cambridge/Oxford express.

Parking Spaces


On-site parking is limited to 20 -30 minutes. Additional parking in the supermarket car park off the High Street.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes