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On your guided tour of Crumlin Road Gaol, visit the reception processing building, where incoming prisoners were processed and washed.

Walk along the infamous tunnel linking the gaol to the Crumlin Road Courthouse, and take in the view of the gaol's center circle, which branches out into four wings: A, B, C, and D. You can explore cells where up to four prisoners at a time would live, plus see the 'Condemned Man's' cell, where a prisoner spent his final days before being executed by hanging.

Your tour ends in the execution chamber and drop cell.
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Crumlin Road Gaol
Explore the Crumlin Road Gaol and gain insight into Belfast’s criminal history on this 1-hour tour. Follow a guide through the infamous Crumlin Road Gaol and learn of the many unsavoury characters once held here. Visit the reception buildings — where new arrivals were processed — and follow the prisoners’ footsteps from the courthouse to the jail. See the various different wings from a high vantage point, experience life locked inside one of the cells and see where prisoners spent their final days before hanging for their crimes.
  • 1-hour Crumlin Road Gaol tour in Belfast
  • Explore the Crumlin Road Gaol with a guide
  • Visit sites of interest including the reception, courthouse and jail areas
  • See where prisoners were held four to a cell
  • Experience prison life for yourself and await your fate in the execution room!
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Reviewed July 2, 2018
Fascinating and chilling

I was born in Northern Ireland but lived in England since 2006 and visited Crumlin Road on a quick visit home in June. This was definitely £12 well spent for me. A good tour of important parts of the prison with a knowledgeable tour, who...More

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed June 19, 2018
Well worth it.

Good tour worth doing. We had a small group of 4 but if it was much bigger I'm not sure how you'd get into some of the rooms together. The tunnel underneath is good. Glad I went, but also glad I got there early before...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018
Glad we went!

We enjoyed the tour. The guide was informative and answered all our questions. The trip into the death cell was delayed as someone before us " had a little accident". The tunnel was nasty. I'd certainly recommend this tour to anyone vacationing in Belfast.

Thank assenavab
Reviewed May 29, 2018

A must see. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour which lasted about 1 and half hours but felt like 10 minutes!!. Very knowledgeable guide. You have to go.

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed May 3, 2018
An eye opener

Really good hour and a half tour made interesting by an excellent tour guide covering all aspects of the prison & its detainees over the years. Not one to be missed

Thank crjbarnard
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