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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 #1 of 225 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.
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“Lived up to expectations”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Great, very interesting and entertaining. Iain was a great guide. enjoyed a cuppa and a traybake in the cafe.

Visited January 2014
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Crumlin_Road_Gaol, Manager at Crumlin Road Gaol, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Hi weenoms,

Thank you for your review of Crumlin Road Gaol. I am delighted to hear you found the tour interesting and entertaining. It is also great to hear your tour guide made a positive impression and that you enjoyed some time in our cafe.

Thank you,

Crumlin Road Gaol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“excellent”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

If there is one thing you should do in Belfast, this is it. Harry , our guide was amazingly knowledgeable and talked for the full tour, every detail relevant. From past to fairly recent history. Amazing. Tour took 1 hr 20 mins. People make places, and Harry certainly brought this alive for me. Fascinating. I even bought a book in shop to read more about it ( Not usually guilty of doing that !).

Visited January 2014
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Crumlin_Road_Gaol, Manager at Crumlin Road Gaol, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Hi C7AMW,

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour of Crumlin Road Gaol. I am delighted to hear you tour guide made a positive impression and that you found the tour fascinating. It is also great to hear you treated yourself in our gift shop on site.

Thank you,

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Excellent tour of "The Crum"”
Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We have just visited the Crumlin Road Goal and enjoyed a tour with Brendan our guide. The tour lasted approximately 1h 20mins and was really interesting, Brendan was very knowledgable and able to answer all of the questions our group asked. One tip would be to wrap up warm as the prison is very cold!!

All in all, a well preserved prison and definitely worth a trip if you're in Belfast. You can also get there using the sightseeing (hop on/off) your buses!

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Crumlin_Road_Gaol, Manager at Crumlin Road Gaol, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Hi Gemma G,

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour of Crumlin Road Gaol. I am delighted to hear you found the tour interesting and your guide knowledgeable. I will ensure the rest of our team are aware of your positive comments.

Thank you,

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“elvis at the crum”
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,

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“Very interesting”
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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