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Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
02890 741500
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Ranked #2 of 155 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our tour of The Crum. Very friendly and knowledgable guide, Ciaran. Saw everything we wanted to and had a great hour and a half. Thanks guys.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I think this is a must visit on touring Belfast. The renovations are so well done and the guided tours really informative. The time flew by. I was disappointed when the tour came to an end as was loving it so much. Particularly limed the baby grows in the gift shop. When you visit you will understand why :-)

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The jail is well preserved and holds a lot of history. Our guide was quite informative and knowledgeable. My husband and I couldn't believe how many women and children had been imprisoned in the jail over the years. It's worth making the time to see this jail.

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Well organised , excellent commentary , well paced a great visit . Booking on line first was easy and saved a few pounds .

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I went on the tour with my husband and two children and it was a great tour. It was very interesting to learn about the people that were in it. Our tour guide was Iain and he was excellent and funny. The execution cell was unreal it actually sent shivers down my spine. Would highly recommend going to The Crumlin... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

what a fantastic visit really interesting the guide was fantastic funny but really knowledgeable must have spent time there highly recommended

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Worthwhile visiting. The guide was informative and there is also a good little cafe on the premises.

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Scotland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My friend and I did this tour on the spur of the moment yesterday and just hopped on a bus at City Hall for the short journey to Crumlin Road. Our tour guide was Roy who was very informative and took time to answer any questions. A very enjoyable tour even the execution cell which was a gruesome but an... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We hadn't planned to visit, having toured other gaols elsewhere, but we're so glad we done. Our guide, Roy, provided a wonderful tour, and I'd recommend the gaol as it provides another angle to Belfast's history.

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Larbert, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Fascinating trip through the jail, our guide ( Eoghan) had a terrific knowledge of the jail and spoke very well. He painted a very graphic picture of what life was like inside the jail from arrival to cell. It was very harrowing visiting the condemned mans cell and hearing what life was like in here, the reveal of the location... More

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