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Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9074 1500
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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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Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was very happy with our tour guide He was very enthusiastic and informative The guide takes about an hour but it goes very fast as they take you around the whole site with very interesting stories. Nice cafe that serves alcohol aswell Nice little...More

Thank Rahim S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not to be missed, what an excursion! The history, the stories, really being able to feel what life was like back then and even knowing that the gaol only closed just over 20 years ago... just everything was great ... our guide Claire was lovely...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

After collecting our wristbands to denote our tour we made our way to the meeting point. We were met by Brendan who was our guide. After a short introduction and a few house keeping rules we were off. The tour lasted just over one hour...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on red sight-seeing bus tour of Belfast and when you get off at this stop they give you a voucher for £2 off the entrance fee. You are given a coloured wrist band and put on the next available tour. The tour lasts about...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had booked a visit to the gaol as it was known to us from the seventies and eighties. It was worth the money and well presented by our tour guide. All was interesting (I didn't go in the execution cell). Fascinating place very informative...More

Thank thejimmyb
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So it’s an old jail which was used till 1996 The tour is cheap and you get an hour of info about the jail Interesting to see inside and hear re the life inside Well worth the cash

Thank Garry M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited today during a mini break to Belfast for our anniversary!! We stopped at the jail during our city bus tour and so glad we did!! Really good value for money our guide was Claire and she was absolutely fantastic! Also the girls in...More

Thank Kaykxxx
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was amazing to explore a place I remember from news reports of decades ago. Very well preserved and gave a real feel for what it was like to arrive here as a prisoner and what conditions were like. As we had youngish children with...More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to the crumlin rd jail a few times before and took a friend today for her first visit. The staff couldn’t be friendlier and the tour is really interesting! Lots of great history and a brilliant tour guide with lots of banter! It...More

Thank clareh386
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really good tour you see the tunnel to the old court, the cells and even the execution chamber, it was unbelievable to think that this place was still in use 22 years ago the tour guide was very knowledgeable and very funny, I am kicking...More

Thank paul w
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Lorraine W
July 3, 2018|
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Response from shaunaw0 | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps you could ring them and see if they can suggest anything for you. There is quite a lot of walking for someone elderly, and some steps. But there are some stops along the way that might be helpful for her. A... More
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mewsreviews
April 20, 2018|
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Yes, this is suitable for a young child. There are some very questionable sections of the tour that you may want to exclude so as to prevent nightmares in some children, but your guide will alert you to those areas and... More
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February 11, 2018|
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Guided tour only.
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