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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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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 really good am or afternoon trip out. Definitely worth a visit.....and if u get Roy the tour guide even better as he really brought to life what it was like to be a prisoner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

A really good am or afternoon trip out. Definitely worth a visit.....and if u get Roy the tour guide even better as he really brought to life what it was like to be a prisoner across the different ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Eye opening and very worthwhile. The tour will add to your understanding of the Troubles. We pre-booked our time slot because some tours sell out, Took a cab there but walked back to the center of the city in only about 20 minutes.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Harry a superb guide. Great history of Victorian prison system and troubles of belfast. Tunnel spooky at the end. Kids enjouyed spookiness and scariness

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

For anyone that will remember the troubles in Northern Ireland this is a stark reminder. Our guide Brian was brilliant, very knowledgeable and impartial. Well worth it. The Condemned Cell and Execution Room could be a bit spooky for some but I thought it was great. Pity the Courthouse across the road was sold to private investors. If this had... More 

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Belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Did the tour on an evening after an event and had Harry as a guide. I would completely recommend the tour for any locals or tourists!! If you get Harry as a guide you are in for a treat. He is extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. Thank you very much Harry.

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n.ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Brilliant tour, great value. Credit to everyone involved, from the pleasant girl at reception to Brendan our tour guide. Very knowledgable ,patient and humorous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

An excellent tour which we did after being dropped off at the Gaol by our driver on the Black Taxi Political History tour we'd just taken. Brian was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and witty at times. The tour was taken at a steady pace and there was plenty of time to see everything and ask questions. Eerie... More 

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Being a native of Northern Ireland and having lived through the Troubles, I took my young son on a eagerly anticipted tour of this famous former prison...and we weren't disappointed. Our tour guide was excellent and there were many interesting snippets of information to glean on. Belfast City council have gone a remarkable job in restoring this place, but have... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great tour delivered with enthusiasm and knowledge around the Crumlin Road Gaol. Interesting place with some interesting history and stories. A little bit gruesome in places, but warnings are given.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour by our guide Brian. .very informative and enthusiastic ...would go again..up galway!plenty to see and do.

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9074 1500
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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