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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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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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This is a lesson in history in what many people still living in Belfast today remember. From early days of child imprisonment to the 'rebels' jailed and sentenced to hang in... read more

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

This is a lesson in history in what many people still living in Belfast today remember. From early days of child imprisonment to the 'rebels' jailed and sentenced to hang in 1920's and the graves of where prisoners were once buried. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and seemed to really enjoy sharing the history and stories related to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the Crumlin Gaol whilst staying in Belfast last week and took the tour of the Gaol and boy we were not disappointed. Our tour guide Roy depicted the history of the Gaol expertly and with a clear enthusiasm for the Gaol. His knowledge on the subject was excellent and he was very happy to answer any questions asked.... More 

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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The guide, Brendon, made it a great and informative tour. Interesting to see how foreboding a place it was.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our tour was guided by Eoghan. He was very precise in his speech and history (his british accent was bit difficult to catch but still it was alright). He had a great sense of humor and was a great guide throughout. The jail itself has an eerie feeling to it. After the tour, our guide spoke to length about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Good interesting tour of the former prison. Our guide (I think his name was Roy), actually worked at the prison at one point was quite knowledgable as well as a prankster. We went the first tour in the morning and had a small group of 13. He mentioned they have groups over a 100, which I think would have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Eoghan our tour guide had a vast knowledge of the history and delivered it with enthusiasm. Great tour and very interesting. Have recommended it to a lot of friends since visiting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Guided tour was very interesting and informative, just wish the guide would of spoke up a bit when talking about delicate things,sometimes strained to hear what he was saying. All staff were very friendly ,helpful and cheery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Must see in Belfast. There are guided tours and they are really good. They tell you about history of this place and show many places in there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and informative. Colin really knew his history and handled tricky questions with diplomacy and sensitivity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The gaol itself is really interesting and the tour guide Owen was very engaging and informative, great to see the inside of this goal while in the area. Only let down was when we went for some food in the cafe I ordered a ham and cheese panini and waited 20 minutes until I asked where it was and turns... 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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