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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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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
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Great visit with my mother. We really enjoyed the tour. Staff very friendly and when out of their way to ensure we had a great time. Went into restaurant after for a meal and was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great visit with my mother. We really enjoyed the tour. Staff very friendly and when out of their way to ensure we had a great time. Went into restaurant after for a meal and was very happy with food and staff. Will diffently be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I dragged my unwilling husband to this and he absolutely loved it.Really interesting tour, fascinating history. Can't recommend it highly enough. Well worth a visit

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

Really interesting and informative tour. We had Roy as our tour guide and he gave fascinating insights into what life was like through out the ages in this prison. The tour takes you through accounts and the detail of life, deaths, hangings and briefly mentioned escapes. You visit the room where hangings took place and see the burial site. Not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the jail for a work event which was very enjoyable. The venue provided a great atmosphere for our food (which was ordered in from caterers) but the only criticism I have is that the venue was fairly chilly while we were eating. To be fair, an old prison cannot be expected to be very well heated... More 

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Co Wexford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the jail. Guides were knowledgeable and full of anecdotes. You can hop off the tour bus here also. Only thing was it was noticeably colder inside the jail than outside so wrap up warm. Well worth the trip though!

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

amazing experience our guide was very good. we recommend going with a guide as you learn so much more. Stayed for lunch in the café which was very good

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

Exceptional. My no 1 attraction in Belfast. Very educational.take the bus tour. Drops you off and pick up too. Ask driver for approx pick up time Not really for kids

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are interested in learning about the history of Northern Ireland this place is well worth a visit. You are taken on a guided tour and our guide was informative and knowledgeable. I have some minor mobility issues and he ensured that I could access all the places on the tour. The execution room and condemned cell were disturbing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my two children aged 14 and 12 to learn about the"troubles" but also about the prison system. It was a really amazing tour. Harry was knowledgeable and delivered the tour with the right amount of drama! Can't praise the attraction itself enough. The prison is on the City Sight Seeing Bus route and you get a discount if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a superb tour which is packed full of information and facts and the tour guide brought the whole thing to life. The only thing that spoiled our visit somewhat was that one of the other visitors on our tour really should have stayed home because he kept sneezing & coughing and sniffing the whole way through the tour.... More 

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