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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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Creepy, in a good way

Easy to find by car and free parking, which made things easier in this June cold...It was £8.50 for an adult, we joined the next departing tour of prison guided by Roy - who was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Easy to find by car and free parking, which made things easier in this June cold...It was £8.50 for an adult, we joined the next departing tour of prison guided by Roy - who was excellent and tells a good story! There was quite an eye opener towards the end that made it quite the unique and unforgettable experience. Roy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This was a fantastic day out. The tour is highly interesting and the tour guide (Roy) really brought it all to life - even the death chamber. You get a very good impression of what it was like to be a prisoner there through the ages. We were meaning to go to the jail for years, wish we had gone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Toured the Gaol on recommendation of friends. Very much enjoyed it. We had a half hour to browse the tunnel and small section of items in the museum. I would highly recommend getting the tour guide book (£2.50) to read prior to the tour. It helped with understanding. We had Roy as our guide and he was fantastic! It could... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Went to the jail yesterday. a great experience and very educational. Although it was the tour guide that really brought it all to life...the guys name was Eoghan and he told the story so well.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It's hard to believe that the gaol closed so recently, the renovation work is excellent, the cafe is nice, prices are reasonable, the tour is great, the guides are very knowledgeable and informative, in fact the staff throughout are excellent. There's so much modern history in this building. It's easy to get to from the centre of town and there's... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I'd never heard the word "gaol" pronounced with 2 syllables before I went on this tour and that was only the start of the fun. Our tour guide (possibly Brian?) took about 20 of us around the ga-ol, and kept us amused and entertained as he showed us the prison wings, the exercise yard, the hanging room, etc. He told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to visit. Very well guided with clear explanations and put in context with political and changes outside the prison walls. Well worth seeing.

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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Our children (twins age 8 and boy 12) did not want to see inside a "boring prison". We went on the tour -( sorry I forgot the lady's name) and they were fascinated by the inside of a prison. The guide was knowledgeable and put up with my questions. They can't wait to go back to school on Tuesday and... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

You can walk to the gaol from the city centre in about 20 minutes. It is a good value vist for the 1 hour and 15 minute tour. The guide was very informative about both the past and recent history of the gaol. You get to the governors office , wings and cells , the execution cell and gallows and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic tour today by a guide named brendan, he was extremely informative and helpful toward us as we had a young baby in a pram .. brilliant and interesting tour ..lovely cafe and gift shop .

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