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Crumlin Road Gaol

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9074 1500
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a working...

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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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
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Great history and tour

Really loved the Jail, history and tour guide. Enough time to digest the history and the gaol itself was very beautifully made. A slice of history on your doorstep.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really loved the Jail, history and tour guide. Enough time to digest the history and the gaol itself was very beautifully made. A slice of history on your doorstep.

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

our visit to the Gaol this week was very interesting our tour guide was very informative i would recommend a visit here the history is amazing ,

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this was a lovely place the guides made it fun and interesting. if i had to choose between this and the titanic i would choose this

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is a must see. I was unsure at first what to expect but this place really does open your eyes. It was interesteing to see what happens in a prison throygh the ages. Right up to the 80's .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited today & was very impressed with all. Our tour guide Iain was fantastic & very knowledgeable. A must see when visiting Belfast

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I know of no better visit to a historical site. This is a very vivid experience, putting you right into life in a Victorian gaol which later played a key part in the Troubles before its eventual closure in 1996. Do not miss!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing or no-one can take away the pain or the suffering or the losses or victories of the conflict in the North, however, in my honest opinion, a better understanding of the real history of the island of Ireland and the struggles that led up to the modern 'troubles' would be better found in the republic/free state, where towns such... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told to go here but we're a little disappointed as our guide was a bit matter of fact. You can only see the jail by a guided tour. Throughout our tours in Ireland our guides have been well informed on their history we just felt that this guide was not. The prison itself was Erie and has so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great insight in to the history of this iconic goal, through Victorian times up to and including its role in the time of The Troubles. Ample parking on-site, suggest you visit early in the day to be ahead of the crowds. Our guide was very knowledgeable and presented the information in a thought-provoking but entertaining way. Thoroughly recommend this... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was an expierience this was my first time I liked it alright it was interesting and something different

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