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Crumlin Road Gaol

Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 02890 741500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Went this summer, great tour, very well organised and has a great cafe for coffee. Parking available with pre booking.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

My friends and I had traveled up from Dublin to see the Gaol. It said on their website, their information brochure and their information signs inside the gaol that the last tour was at 4.30pm. We arrived at 4pm to be told that their last tour was at 3pm. The staff were not even apologetic. The only alternative that they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

As an Irish Republican ex prisoner of Crumlin Rd Gaol I was disappointed by the tour guides knowledge of the place. She avoided a lot of things that present generation should hear and know about

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The tour was quite informative. One sort of dives into the Victorian times. Expected to hear more about the times of "troubles" though.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The tour was an excellent insight into the life of a Belfast landmark, and by proxy life in Belfast and the Troubles. The prison was divided into wings for Troubles-related inmates, and wings for 'ordinary decent criminals'. Ray, our guide, was great.

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Colwyn Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I did not enjoy it but it was well worth the money, proffessionally organised and an experience that I will not forget. The cafe afterwards was very pleasant and good value.......it was nice to get out!

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Visited the goal on the crumbling rd with two friends from Australia but were originally from belfast on arrival it was bitter cold so before we started we had soup in a cafe on site cafe was small but service and staff was great. We then proceeded to the start point to meet guide,the tour was great ,the guide was... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I have been on this tour a couple of times with different visitors. You can visit different parts of the prison and see what life was like in the inside. The tour guides are all extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and each time I have been on this tour I've learnt either some new facts about the prison, it's inmates or... More 

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Crossgar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The guide was very knowledgable, his sense of humour was very witty. The tour itself was very good showing all aspects of an iconic landmark. Have to agree with other reviewers wrap up well as its a cold place. Our friends from Perth WA also commented on the excellent tour.

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Larne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to visit the Gaol for quite a long time and my family decided to book the paranormal investigation night for Halloween. It was a good bit of fun i went with my family and inlaws so there was a range of ages and we all enjoyed it, it was just a fun way to spend halloween night.... More 

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