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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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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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Good wee tour

This was an enjoyable and interesting visit for both teens and adults. I would recommend it. I don't want to give all the details because I think that might spoil the surprise... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was an enjoyable and interesting visit for both teens and adults. I would recommend it. I don't want to give all the details because I think that might spoil the surprise elements of the tour. The information given on our tour was fascinating. There is a pretend convict photo opportunity in the shop at the start which is good,... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brought a friend who was visiting Northern Ireland for the first time and we both had a really great time! Our tour guide Rosie was excellent, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Would thoroughly recommend to tourists and locals alike!

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the jail with brother in law and family from Enniskillen. All of us enjoyed the experience. Harry our guide was very very good. gave a great insight and relaxed approach Fred McG. Ballymena

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many tourist attractions are fairly one dimensional; this establishment is definitely not. The prison oozes much contemporary history (just listen to the names of recent 'guests' who are now pillars of the political establishment, eg Gerry Adams, Ian Paisley, etc. ) Tours are all by guide and time controlled - around 90 minutes. Usually I'm not a fan of such... More 

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portadown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent tour by Robert, very interesting, informative and enjoyable. Ended with a lovely meal in the Cuffs Restaurant. Well worth doing the tour and having a delicious meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Where else but the "Crumlin road gaol.My wife & I visited this before and we picked this for our Canadian nephew &_his wife.(First time " back home" parents left in early seventies. Some good advice book online save a £1 per ticket & print out your tickets.When you arrive "book in" and get your special colour armband & a free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our tour guide Hannah was amazing. Her sweet melodic Northern Ireland accent made it easy for us to listen to her as she explained the history of this jail with passion and a great sense of humor. The jail was fascinating the tour well worth a visit. I really enjoyed my visit. Thankyou Hannah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour here was very informative. Our tour guide was very knowledge and had a very good Irish sense of humor. The prison and courthouse across the road are very deeply a part of the history of Belfast. In addition to the guided tours, the jail also has a coffee shop, a gift shop, and a restaurant. It is easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A excellent visit , both for local people and visitors , lots of interesting history told by excellent story tellers booking essential but wear warm clothes as it's very cold ,also evening night time visits available very special

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great guide who really gave us a wonderful tour and an insight into the history of this place. Well informed and interesting.

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