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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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Fantastic guided tour

What a fantastic tour!!! Our guide Brendan was excellent and extremely knowledgable. The best £8.50 for an hour and a half tour I've spent in a long time. You didn't feel rushed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Warrington, England
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Warrington, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a fantastic tour!!! Our guide Brendan was excellent and extremely knowledgable. The best £8.50 for an hour and a half tour I've spent in a long time. You didn't feel rushed, plenty of time to ask questions, take photos etc. The execution rooms weren't for the faint hearted but all part of the tour. If your in Belfast, make... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hi went with my daughter on Saturday night to see the bay city rollers tribute band what a let down I don't no what these guys were dressed as but it nothing like the bay city rollers very disappointed would not go to see these guys again sorry ladies if you are looking for a trip down memory lane these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour was worth every penny. Our guide took us round explaining the history and how the prison worked.. The story was showing the condemned mans cell and what happen before execution was spine chilling the way he built up to the climax of seeing the executioners rope and what happens in the days leading up to a hanging. Some... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such an interesting place to visit. Without a doubt one of the best places I visited in Belfast. Our tour guide Bobby was brilliant and provided us with so much information. The gift shop as well had fantastic items to buy and weren't expensive at all. If you are ever in Belfast you must come here.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was totally blown away by the information provided by our guide Brendan at 1pm tour on Sun 7th Feb! Very informative and great sense of humour. Will definitely be back to visit again! Great trip out for everyone! I am a local of the area and learned a lot I didn't know from the hour and a half tour!! Thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited today and was very impressed with the extent of the tour and in particular with the knowledge of the tour guide, Brendan. Very worthwhile experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A perfect follow up to a black taxi tour. I would recommend taking one first. As a UK visitor you think that you know something of the history and tensions of NI and troubles. On top of the cab tour, The Crumlin Road gaol added to a sense of just touching the surface of the intricate web that is NI.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brillant venue..very well set up and a real piece of the history of Belfast. Tour was 5* Brendan our guide was very welcoming, informative and fun. Would recommend to everyone.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must experience while in Belfast. Our tour guide was fantastic. I wish I could remember his name- what a wonderful story teller. Belfast was my favorite city on our Northern Ireland adventure. The gaol was definitely a highlight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend both agree that the Crumlin Road Gaol tour was the best part of our visit to Belfast. It was fantastic and I would recommend it to everybody.

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