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Review of Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol
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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
Ranked #8 of 236 things to do in Belfast
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The tour was informative and well planned. I came away feeling I had learnt a lot. Would totally recommend a tour.

2  Thank D0nna
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The tour of the jail was very informative and interesting. Some of the guides are ex-pisoners with wonderful tales of some of the lighter moments experienced in prison as well as the bad. prison breaks were uncommon but one story of escaping and being observed by a nun from the nearby convent was particularly interestin especially since she was photographed with the prisoners after their release.
The gallows and the tunnel linking the jail to the Crumlin Road Courthouse accross the road was also very interesting.

5  Thank Brian G
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

When you know the history of the place, it makes is more interesting.

Thank Mo54
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Full of history and culture. Beautiful building and interesting to visit.

Thank MegW22
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

very informative guided tour of a historic built;ding with quite a story. Well worth a look

1  Thank Ken T
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