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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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A grim place certainly but so full of history. Our guide Piaras had great delivery, I felt goosebumps many times during the tour.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A grim place certainly but so full of history. Our guide Piaras had great delivery, I felt goosebumps many times during the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting tour of the gaol. Our guide, Piaras, delivered the info in an entertaining manner, without ever venturing into disrespectful, or even the kitsch. He was also able to answer questions that were put to him. As you would expect, only certain areas are open to the public, but you see one of the wings, the governor's area, the... More 

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belfast ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ive been on the tour twice now and also attended a jonny cash tribute night there. Theres tour is great really engaging and the history is fascinating. Highly recommended . if in the winter its cold, so wrap up well and have a hot whiskey afterwards.

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A Magic place to have a wedding party! I was fortunate to attend such a party in August 2016. Really an adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tour shows you the areas prisoners are brought into as they are processed and some jail cells. Cost wasn't too much. All of group of 7 enjoyed it.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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We were on the city bus tour and it just stopped outside the jail on a rainy Sunday, and just in time for the 3pm tour! What a tour it was! Absolutely full of history and so so interesting!! The tour guide was absolutely brilliant, everyone could hear what he was saying and gave time for people to wander around... More 

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Elstree, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do in Belfast. An excellent guide takes you on an hour plus long tour of the disused gaol that was open from mid 1800's to 1990's. Originally a County Gaol, in more recent times it has housed 'soldiers' on both sides of the Troubles. As such it has a fascinating history and your guide brings this all to... More 

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It was an excellent and interesting tour around the prison. Detailed knowledge of the history and prisons was fastinating. I would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These walls must have harrowing and interesting tales to tell if they could speak. Luckily we had an excellent guide who showed us around, let us peak into cells, and gave excellent information about the gaol and its prisoners. The whole experience really does rest on the shoulders of the excellent guides, as there is little to do on one's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Would thoroughly recommend FOR teenagers and older as a fascinating insight into a Victorian penal institution which also played a part in more recent history. Our guide, Eoghain, was excellent and brought a lot of the horrible history to light. There's definitely still an atmosphere about parts of the site, including the execution suite. Great tour but the very interesting... More 

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