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Crumlin Road Gaol

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9074 1500
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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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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
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It's the jail of the month!

Great visit to the jail, highly recommended- informative and memorable with excellent guides who bring it all to life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great visit to the jail, highly recommended- informative and memorable with excellent guides who bring it all to life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting tour of the jail where so many people spent time by the decision of a judge only. No jury of your peers here...

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

Great time. Interesting with lots of history. Cold building, friendly enough tour guide, didn't know a lot!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here since it was the top attraction on trip advisor. Certainly an interesting perspective on Belfast's history, but also rather gruesome. Note that the walk from downtown is also quite long - so suggest grabbing a taxi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once you get inside the Gaol fully the guide is really good at his job. The history of the old and recent use of the jail. Why the plumbing was removed which led to "Slopping Out" until the end. Who's who of the inmates. The Hanging Rooms is a Must. and the walk around the prison shows you the size... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Crumlin Road Gaol on a friends recomendation and we were not disappointed. Growing up I'd seen this place on the box many times, but hadn't given it a moments thought. Our visit brought the place back to life, across many years. Fascinating history, well worth a visit. We had a young guide, Iain, who was excellent: very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good tour and really educational you felt that you were back in the day in there and part of the latter day life

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I attended a work conference at Crumlin road Gaol and will definitely be going in the future on the actual tour. Very convient to get to and with ample and convient parking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a great experience visiting the jail recently. For the most part it's preserved as it was. We were able to wander around some of the old cells & see where prisoners were executed. It can get cold in the cells part so bring a warm coat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very emotional visit. Our guide unfortunately not the best but overall experience excellent. Might return next year for Halloween tour.

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