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Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9074 1500
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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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Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9074 1500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We live not to far from the jail and took us long time to actually get around to doing the tour. Was very good really informative our tour guide was enthaustic talked with passion and took his time. We all enjoyed it so much and...More

Thank Eve B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arranged a surprise 40th birthday party for my wife in a function room at the Gail. I do not really know where to begin with my praise for the staff and venue as I am not usually given to sentiment. I can only say...More

Thank philshields
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another must see attraction if you're visiting Belfast and you are interested in the history. Again we were very fortunate to have an excellent and knowledgable tour guide who made the whole tour enjoyable and interesting and fun. Steeped in history including the hangmans rope...More

Thank chiddicks
Reviewed yesterday

75 minute tour of the prison was superb. The prison has been beautifully restored and several cells displayed as they were at different periods of the jails history. The execution chamber is not one for the faint hearted. Well worth a visit.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed yesterday

A very interesting tour of a gaol with a long history. Only the ground floor of one wing is currently in use but the tour is well set out to cover all the history within this gaol including the gallows and unmarked graves of the...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinating to see the inside and hear about the history of this Jail and also get an understanding of how far the justice system has changed over the years.

Thank RachelG1971
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Crumlin Road Gaol is a fascinating place to visit. The guided tour lasts an hour and a quarter and it gives a unique insight into the history of the Gaol and its notable inmates. Our guide was Harry who was excellent at his job, he...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this tour its exciting and creepy at the same time the tour guide was excellent will go back again

Thank m m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What can I say, this is a gaol... It is not going to be pleasant! We took the guided tour and it was very informative . The kids really find it interesting (apart from our 7 year old, he was a bit young). Tour guide...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit. Excellent guides and very interesting stories with surprise ending. Maybe they should still be like this?

Thank 0823Malcolm52
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Response from Alison F | Reviewed this property |
Yes on the main road
19 May 2017|
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Response from ian d | Reviewed this property |
it is a bit of a struggle with the stairs my tip is start the day with this tour whilst your legs are fresh - my mistake was doing it at the end of 2 other tours and quite a bit of walking
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18 May 2017|
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Response from WayneFlo | Reviewed this property |
Red bus tours cover all the murals trouble spots etc can catch it from front of city hall its hop on hop off covers a vast area and you get to see loads of Belfast