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“elvis at the crum”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol
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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
Ranked #1 of 223 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.
northern ireland
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“elvis at the crum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

hi everyone, went to see Elvis at the Crum last Saturday and just wanted to do v quick review.

The room the show was in is like an assembly hall at school with first come first serve basis on seating (again rows like assembly) , bar and bar service kept the liquor flowing and everyone at the show had great time, would def recommend going to see a show and will look out for future concerts/shows at this venue

Visited January 2014
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Crumlin_Road_Gaol, Manager at Crumlin Road Gaol, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Hi dino27,

Thank you for taking the time to review Elvis at the Crum. I am delighted to hear you had a great time and that you would also recommend coming to see the show to others. We hope to have you back again to enjoy our Johnny Cash Tribute night on 8th March 2014.

Thank you,

Crumlin Road Gaol
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

A great tour of crumlin road jail, hard to hear about the hardship that some people endured even the children.
Interesting to see the rooms the prisoners were kept before they were hanged.
Would visit again

Visited June 2013
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Crumlin_Road_Gaol, Manager at Crumlin Road Gaol, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Hi Jacquilag,

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour of Crumlin Road Gaol. It is great to hear you enjoyed your tour and that you would even visit again, we would love to have you back to experience our paranormal tour or even one of our events held in the Gaol. I will ensure the rest of our team are aware of your positive comments.

Thank you,

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“Mr TOFFS didn't want to go...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Thank you to Neil our tour guide for making a very sinister attraction so educational. Stories a-plenty, he had all 14 of us hanging onto his every word. It was freezing cold but well worth the 90 minute tour. As Neil said it's so important to learn the history of a country before you are qualified to make any judgements. 10/10.

Visited January 2014
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Crumlin_Road_Gaol, Manager at Crumlin Road Gaol, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Hi MRSTOFFS,

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour of Crumlin Road Gaol. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour and that your guide had you hanging onto every word. This is great to hear. I will ensure the rest of our team are aware of your positive comments.

Thank you,

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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“Locked Up”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Crumlin Road Goal visit was a great experience.
To walk the landings that many famous names have trodden was great. The place is a little eerie but our guide was able to tell us so many stories that helped explain why the Goal feels the way it does.
The restored areas open to the tour felt authentic and you could feel yourself shiver at the thought of being locked up.
The tour guide was full of information and stories but there were one or two times where I feel artistic licence was used to 'spice it up a little'.
I had my wife and 3 teenagers with me and everyone enjoyed the experience.
the trip to the hanging cell made a great impact on the 3 teenagers who enjoyed adding to the gruesome detail!

Visited January 2014
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Crumlin_Road_Gaol, Manager at Crumlin Road Gaol, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Hi muddeeboots,

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour of Crumlin Road Gaol. I am delighted to hear it was a great experience for your family. It is also great to hear you felt your tour guide was full of information and stories on the history of the Gaol. I will ensure the rest of our team are aware of your positive comments.

Thank you,

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“GREAT WEE TOUR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

9 of us took the tour of the jail on Saturday 18 January and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Really interesting piece of history narrated very well by our guide, Stephen - would thoroughly recommend it.

Visited January 2014
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Crumlin_Road_Gaol, Manager at Crumlin Road Gaol, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Hi elvisfanMillisle,

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour of Crumlin Road Gaol. I am delighted to hear you all thoroughly enjoyed the tour and that it was well narrated by your tour guide. It is also great to hear you would recommend the tour. I will ensure the rest of our team are aware of your positive feedback.

Thank you,

Crumlin Road Gaol
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