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Crumlin Road Gaol

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 02890 741500
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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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Great tour

Loved the very knowledgeable guide Brian Everything is very well laid out and accessible There was nothing to dislike

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the very knowledgeable guide Brian Everything is very well laid out and accessible There was nothing to dislike

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Òur guide entertained and kept us on the egde of our seats, THIS TOUR WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY the building and it's history is amazing.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Visited in April 2015 with a group of friends with different interests. We all loved it and talked about it the rest of the trip. The tour guide was absolutely amazing. He gave personal stories (having met many previous guards or inmates himself) and had extensive knowledge. He kept things lively and at a great pace. I think his name... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Good worth while place for both locals and tourists to visit. Comprehensive tour in supra singly very fine building. Only let down was the coffee shop tea room. Poor hospitality from the female behind the counter...no manners nor any idea how to be welcoming or hospitable. Tray bakes must have been well out of date..and not much positivity regarding the... More 

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Spent a couple of hrs in this place with an organized tour & well worth the visit....The young lass who was our guide was very informative & the Gaol itself gives you a flavor of how harsh life was for its unfortunate inmates - Also right across the road from the old court house...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A really good attraction to visit - very interesting, a good informative guide. I would recommend this to any travellers to Belfast. Don't miss the tunnel which used to go through to the courthouse, entrance by the shop! A little bit of a walk out of town but well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A very interesting place! There's free parking on site, or a short 15 minute walk from the centre, very easy to get to. The price is £8.50 on the door or £7.50 online. I recommend you book online as you can select your tour time. There's also a cafe on site which serves hot & cold sandwiches and tea/coffee. All... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was a really interesting and fun day out. The tour guides are really good! If you are visiting belfast i would recommend this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We did this visit whilst using the hop on, hop off tour bus. We were initially undecided whether to visit this "attraction" or not but overall we are glad we did. With one concession it was £15.50 for us both to get in but this included the 1 hour (approximately) guided tour. The tour took you through and showed you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Not for the faint hearted! We felt there was rather too much emphasis on the hangings which took place there. We visited the condemned man's cell and saw the noose and coffin - rather grisly! There was also an interesting insight into the segregation of the prisoners in more recent times.

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