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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Went to the crumlin road gaol today and had a brilliant time with my brother and his fiancé. Roy out tour guide was excellent and made the tour very enjoyable and there were plenty of historical facts and good jokes along the way! Would love to go back for jail of horror after doing the paranormal tour last year too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. The guide (Brian) was really good and the tour itself was an interesting mix of historic and the more recent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic time on the paranormal tour. Our tour guide Mark was very informative and friendly, the tour itself was creepy but also very interesting! The hour flew in.. I think we were lucky that our group were mature and respectful to everyone as we heard of other groups not being as fortunate and it would have spoilt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

An excellent tour of this old prison. The guide Brian was very knowlegable. Would recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Went on a Saturday afternoon with my partner for the tour and was not disappointed. Our guide was called Roy and he made the tour very interesting with his wealth of knowledge. If you get a chance please go here. It's only £8.50 for the tour and is worth every penny

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a must do tour when in Belfast, well organised & hugely informative. Since it only closed relatively recently (1996) it's still very much as it was left. Very atmospheric, including a visit to the hanging cell, which will appeal to the macabre fascination in all of us!! Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and eerie. Fantastic tour with Orla. You feel like you a stepping back in time, thoroughly enjoyed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Went to the Gaol on Wednesday last. Really nicely done! we hopped off one of the tour buses that brings you up that way and strolled into the Gaol. Joined a tour straight away and took the tour that lasted a hour. The guide was very informative and the place was interesting. when we left it only took us 5... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Our group did the tour and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour was just over an hour long was each part of it was very interesting. Our tour guide, Brian, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the jail and told some great stories about the jail itself and its prisoners. Overall the tour is great value for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

An absolutely brilliant tour! Informative, engaging and gripping from start to finish, the hour and a quarter tour only felt like five minutes. All staff from cafe to reception to gift shop were friendly, funny and very helpful. Be sure to ask for your tour guide to be Brian! You won't be disappointed! He kept the whole group listening intently... More

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