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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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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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Brilliant few hours spent at the crumlin very eary feeling to it all, knowing that it had been home to some of the naughtiest men in Ireland or maybe not so naughty. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Brilliant few hours spent at the crumlin very eary feeling to it all, knowing that it had been home to some of the naughtiest men in Ireland or maybe not so naughty. It was interesting to see how the men and children lived during there time in these 4 walls. The room with the noose was especially eary being told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As a local, I haven't done much of the 'tourist' sights in Belfast. Went here with my wife and loved it. The tour was really enjoyable and interesting, and it helped that we had a great tour guide, whose view of our history was quite neutral! Definitely would recommend. A must see in Belfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Reaaly interesting. Tour guide very knowledgeable. Well displayed and laid out. Good value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a great tour on a very wet afternoon. Tour guide was very informative and had lots of interesting stories to tell. We had our teenage daughter with us who thought she was going to be bored but he held her attention and she actually enjoyed the whole experience. The execution room was extremely chilling - seeing those ropes swinging!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The 1 hour or so tour costs £8.50 and will take you to the reception room, along the hall to the Governor's office, then into the inner circle and finally "C" wing. The Gaol remained in operation until 1996 and houses 150 years of social and political history within its walls. Compared with Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin this was far... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Ok, wrong jail (and country) but a fun stop. our guide was great and definitely pumped up the drama and accasional humor of the inmate stories. Some fun photo opps and information. Not sure why there are some wax figures staged throughout.... A must stop for anyone interested in the Troubles, internment, etc. A few people found the hanging area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Brilliant tour - was not expecting it to be that good ! Everybody should do this tour - beats Titanic experience - hands down ! Tour guide, Iian was superb ! Live in B fast - extremely interesting , brought Canadian visitors who thoroughly enjoyed experience , well done !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must for anybody visiting the City of Belfast. The Crum is an amazing piece of recent social history & its crazy to think it was still operating as a jail til the mid 90s. From the Reception Room, through to the Governors Office, into The Circle and then on to C Wing, this Victorian prison is really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting experience enhanced by our guide who was very informative but lighthearted. Having previously worked in a Prison it was fascinating to visit one so old and to learn the history, in particular the executions! There is only the option of a guided tour, which I wasn't too pleased about beforehand, but I have to say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great introduction to Northern Ireland history. Tours are timed and the groups are not too big. Lots of free parking and the hop-on hop-off buses stop here, too. One of the highlights of our trip to Belfast.

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