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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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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
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City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with 48-Hour Pass

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Great to see the history here. Amazing to think of all that has taken place, but great to be inside of it all!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great to see the history here. Amazing to think of all that has taken place, but great to be inside of it all!

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Thank Tom F
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great tour well worth the money. Tour groups are in nice numbers and don't feel rushed. You get a really good experience and a real feel for the place. Our guide was Rosie she was very knowledgeable and so pleasant and friendly at all times. We didn't eat there but they were offering discounts for the newly opened restaurant. Will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been to the Crum several times now. The tour is absolutely compelling - I shan't let out any of the secrets but it's riveting and humbly in equal measure. You really feel like you are stepping into the shoes of the people who were locked up. Cuffs Restaurant is excellent. The chef really should be commended as every meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with 48-Hour Pass, is the best way to get there, use a guided tour guide, excellent resource and knows where the bones are hidden, Be a brave lad and remember to wipe your feet out of respect when you gointo a cell, the memories are still there. A place of Remembrance, and a symbol... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our guide was lively and fun. Respectful of guests and spirits. You certainly can feel loads of scenes from the past with imagination. The paupers graves next to the prison were moved but just being there where those folks were buried and all the history was worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our tour guide, Eoghan, led our group on a very informative and interesting tour. The history in this building is fascinating, from the tunnel under the road leading to the old court to the execution room. My 11 year old son enjoyed it a lot. It's an excellent way to spend a couple of hours.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't know about this prison, so we went without any expectation. Our tour guide gave us loads of information, brought us to the tunnel and the jail and explained very interesting facts. Well worth it, so if you are in Belfast go and visit it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting tour of the jail and history. The tour was about 1 hr & 15 min & well worth it IMO. It's about a 1/2 walk from Belfast city center but a common stop on HOHO tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic insight into the environment & lives of prisoners incarcerated here. Guide Eoghan made it all seem fascinating & intriguing, lots of gory detail but not enough to make you wish you'd never come. A great all-age attraction - agree with another reviewer that people of all ages, very young to very old would find this an interesting trip. Bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited during a weekend trip to Belfast. Excellent guided tour with many fascinating facts. Really impressed with the knowledgable tour guide. Exhibits were excellent. Probably our favourite tourist destination in Belfast.

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