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Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
02890 741500
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Belfast City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #2 of 155 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent and very interesting tour curtsey of Roy. He had great knowledge and lots of interesting anecdotes. Lots of surprises along the way. Perfect way to spend the afternoon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We have friends visiting from Glasgow this weekend so we decided to book a tour of the Crumlin Road Gaol as we had never been ourselves. Our tour guide Roy was excellent providing lots of interesting stories and witty extras. Definitely worth a visit for both locals and visitors. Would be suitable for groups, couples, and friends. Excellent value for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A very interesting and enjoyable tour of the former prison greatly enhanced by Roy our guide.A really good place to visit .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Very educational day out. Brian our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Good value for money, we had time to explore one of the wings ourselves and Brian was happy to answer any additional questions we had. One piece of advice for any one visiting this time of the year, wrap up warm - there's no central heating!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A group of us went on the paranormal tour halloween week. The guide was very knowledgeable and very willing to answer questions from the group. We were all in costume which added to the ambiance. We all agreed we would like to return on a daytime tour to see even more. Tour was reasonably priced and is a must see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Booked this for my pal who was visiting from Glasgow and myself, we attended the mid-day tour that lasted 70 minutes. Our guide Eoghan was fantastic, very informative with lots of different stories about each part of the Gaol. Would definitely recommend and will be booking again in the near future for when other friends are over from the mainland.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Great tour with Brendan, who was an excellent tour guide. Plenty of interesting historical information and the restored Victorian building is worth seeing. If visiting by car you may want to allow time to find car park or find a place nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Extremly interesting tour!! PS Check out the homepage for special events. The Johnny Cash Tribute Concert has been awesome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A great experience viewing a fine intact Victorian prison. You can imagine the cells packed out with men during the '70's and then the hangmans noose. Really beautiful architecture with a haunting past that fills you with empathy!! Great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Great tour - very interesting. Take the hop on/off bus which drops you off right outside. It may be a little scary for young chhildren.

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