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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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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a...
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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I have attended a number of events in this newly refurbished building such as the 1st Wedding to a 50th birthday party. Fabulous venue and great for tours, you get the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I have attended a number of events in this newly refurbished building such as the 1st Wedding to a 50th birthday party. Fabulous venue and great for tours, you get the opportunity to try out the cells and see the hang room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We spent a couple of hours at the Gaol and felt it was worth every bit of it. The price was fair the venue was well maintained and the information and access we had to all aspects of the goal were excellent. The tour guide - Gary, gave a warts and all account of the history and politics of the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Excellent trip , good value for money . unbelievable history , and indeed some very high profile inmates , but I will leave it to the guide to tell you all about it . By the way the people that conduct the tour are really good at their job .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Growing up in Northern Ireland this definitely was not a building where you lingered about! The tour was very informative and the guide did a great job of presenting information in a non biased manner. I would recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Really interesting, so informative. Eoghan was a fabulous tour guide. Lovely coffee shop. All staff are so friendly and super helpful. Highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This jail is definitely worth a visit. The building itself is architecturally interesting and even more so is the history. It gives you further insight into the history of Belfast and the Troubles as well as a bit further back. The tour guide we had was very good, highly descriptive and knowledgeable and able to answer a few of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit and what an experience. The guide, Hannah, was very knowledgeable and gave a first class account of the jail dating from the very early days up until the date the jail closed its front gates. Walking through the corridors and looking into the cells and then entering the hanging chamber sent "goose-bumps" up and down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I've been in both the paranormal tour and the normal historical tour of Crumlin Road Gaol and both were fantastic. Staff definitely know what they are taking about and have a way of capturing your attention to make the tour even more fascinating. I would definitely recommend to anyone. However, there is a 'hanging room' towards the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Don't miss it! It's a little bit hard to handle, especially if you are really interested in hearing all the histories the guide will tell.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I'm a sucker for jail/prison sites. Kilmainham, in Dublin, was a highlight of that trip. Crumlin, which I believe opened to (non-incarcerated) visitors only in 2012, was operational until 1996. Hard to believe. If you like history, particularly corrections or Irish history, you don't want to miss Crumlin Road Gaol. Skip the cheesy t-shirts and 'props' in the gift shop,... More 

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Additional Information about Crumlin Road Gaol

Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9074 1500
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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