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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 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the gaol on a recent trip to Belfast and found the tour to be informative and great fun. Brendan our tour guide was brilliant, making the trip fun and exciting and three in some cheesy jokes that were good fun. The tour lasted...More

Thank LisaBarron
Reviewed 6 days ago

This tour was an interesting and informative insiders view on what it was like to be imprisoned in the jail, even what the execution process was like. Our guide, Lisa, was friendly and very knowledgeable. There was rather a lot of people on our tour...More

Thank poorlittlefish
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a tour booked for 4.30pm, however got there in time for the 4pm and was asked if I wanted to go on the earlier one, so I did. Claire was my tour guide and she was extremely knowledgable, as well as friendly and ensured...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have visited a jail attraction before then some of this will be familiar, but the detail on the executions, the troubles and the tunnel to the courthouse lifted this. You will be spending time outdoors so keep your coat on. We went in...More

Thank fkmcb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here and was really impressed with the whole tour - our guide was really knew her stuff and made the tour and time whizz by would def recommend for those of you who are looking for some interesting and different to do!

Thank masonblance
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour we enjoyed very much. Our guide Trisha was full of knowledge, funny and had full control of a large group. The size of the group did not take anything away from the experience. The history of this place is truly interesting and came...More

Thank Heiða L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very historic building that I would recommend to anyone visiting Belfast. Situated opposite the beautiful courthouse, all the tour guides I've had when visiting have been insightful and great with large group.

Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour, very professionally run and guides are very informative and get into the spirit making everyones experience a great one.

Thank Talk2u
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Gaol with my wife and we were very impressed, amazing history. Would have preferred to see some of the more recent sites and how it looked during the 80s till it shut down but Highly recommended anyway.

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to visit to get some more of the context of the troubles that Northern Ireland has faced explaining how they dealt with Suffragettes, and other Political Prisoners. The guided tour is excellent to get a sense of life inside the...More

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21 August 2017|
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Response from siobhan999_12 | Reviewed this property |
I took Paddy Campbells taxi tour first (highly recommend) which filled me in on the history and then did Crumlin.
15 July 2017|
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Response from Fiona B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is free car parking. Follow the parking signs and you should find the car park easily
19 May 2017|
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Response from er0mer0 | Reviewed this property |
This can be a bit tricky as there are steps in a few places,also there is a fair bit of walking,but all at a nice pace.