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Crumlin Road Gaol

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9074 1500
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a working...

The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a working prison in 1996. After extensive renovations the gaol has re opened as a visitor attraction and conference centre. Today you can take a guided tour of the prison and hear about the history of the site from when women and children were held within it's walls through to the political segregation of republican and loyalist prisoners and learn about why the decision was taken to close the prison.During the tour of the gaol you will be taken by your tour guide to visit the underground tunnel that used to connect the gaol to the Crumlin Road Courthouse, you will get a chance to sit in the Governor's chair, view all the wings from the circle and of course pay a visit to the condemned mans cell before seeing the execution cell where the majority of the 17 men were hanged.

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US$9.50*
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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
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An interesting experience

I visited this 'attraction' on the way back to the airport and found it to be a very interesting and informative way to spend a few hours in Belfast. We had a great tour guide who... read more

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this 'attraction' on the way back to the airport and found it to be a very interesting and informative way to spend a few hours in Belfast. We had a great tour guide who was a good mix of entertaining and informative about the history of the Jail over the years and the characters that were imprisoned and... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Gaol with three friends all on our first visit to Belfast, found it fascinating but more so when we realised others in the group had family who had been in there in the troubles and another who had been a Warner. Made it come alive

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sparky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Renovated to a high standard this is a great place to visit and check out the history.Sort or Alcatraz without the catraz!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were initially disappointed as the gaps between tours was quite long, we had to wait 40 minutes for the next tour and the small museum area didn't offer enough to occupy for that length of time. However, once the tour started my partner and I enjoyed it immensely. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to... More 

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Northumberland Heath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the gaol and took the guided tour. The guide was friendly and seemingly well informed. The gaol has some interesting "guests"and the culmination of the tour is thought provoking and a little chilling. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great little tour roundb this former jail. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. Recommended hihhly

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Belfast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome little restaurant in the Gaol, great service in a quirky environment. Laura was a star and so knowledgable.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the tour of the old gaol but it was quite eerie . Again a fantastic tour guide Brendan who was most knowledgeable with a great sense of humour thrown in ! Definitely give this a go .

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately I can't remember the name of our tour guide but he was very helpful and interesting and added humour into appropriate parts of the tour. We had booked in advance and it was all very smooth at the front desk. The tour takes you through the history of the goal and lots of different parts of the prison. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see the gaol in last couple of days It was really well done and our tour guide Piarse was very knowledgable and interacted well with our group Plenty of time for questions and really seemed to enjoy what he was doing

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