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Crumlin Road Gaol

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 02890 741500
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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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A must see !!

Very interesting tour and very well conducted by our excellent guide. Great insight into the history of the gaol and some of its guests.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Ferns, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I found the experience a tad unsettling and a bit weird, especially the focus on the hanging cell, though my son lapped it up of course. It wasn't the usual warm experience you would expect in Belfast and the guides were a bit terse and tense. Couldn't wait to escape!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting tour and very well conducted by our excellent guide. Great insight into the history of the gaol and some of its guests.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We hadn't planned to visit the 'Crum' but the leaflet tempted us and it was a gem of a find. Lots of money spent here to interpret the history of the gaol. The visit was brought to life by our guide - well done BRIAN. Early and recent history was recounted by him in a professional and enlightening way. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Must do tour if visiting Belfast. Really interesting, real insight into the jail and it's history. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to go. Very interesting to get such an insight into what went on. The tour guide Roy was brilliant didn't rush us and took his time to explain everything.even help give us the odd fright haha

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic tour. I only became aware of the prison tour whilst on the sightseeing bus but was so glad I went. The tour lasted about an hour and the information on the history of it was fascinating. Highly recommended.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

What looked like the scene from Elvis's Jailhouse Rock turned out to be the central courtyard from which four prison wings branched. Entertaining and informative tour guides took us on a journey through the history of the gaol - and Northern Ireland's turbulent past, including access to the tunnel under the Crumlin Road linking the gaol and courthouse. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We pre-booked and got a small discount for doing so. The best £7 I've spent in quite a while. It's a guided tour and our guide was Roy. He brought the place to life which must be difficult if you have to tell the same tale ten times a day; thank-you to him. Just enough information and plenty of time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Did this tour whilst being in Belfast for the weekend,thought it was well worth it,and would recomend it to anyone to try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I booked your based on recommendations to ensure a booking was made, as such no on else was there for the scheduled tour time and I was lucky enough to have a private tour. Very accommodating guide, happy to stop and take photos for me, answer any questions and provide extra detail. Was a great experience!

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