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Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9074 1500
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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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Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9074 1500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a recent trip to Belfast and wanted to do something touristy so we didn't spend the whole weekend discovering new pubs! This was highly rated on trip advisor so we pre-booked tickets and made the 20 minute walk from the centre. There's a...More

Thank b2be2010
Reviewed yesterday

The Crumlin Road Gaol is a vital part of Belfast's history and I encourage anyone to go and check it out! Our tour guide Harry was brilliant and I was astounded about how much knowledge he had! A must see for anyone visiting Belfast!

Thank WeAreJaunt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed this visit, the guide was fab and very knowledgeable. Really good value for money! Would definitely do it again!

Thank 772Angelina
Reviewed yesterday

Coffee Shop: Clean, helpful staff and good service. Simple snack of coffee and a range of tray bakes

Thank SamKendal
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped off at the Crumlin Road Gaol whilst we were on the bus tour, would recommend as it was very informative and a step back in time.

Thank Benjh86
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide was Trisha-very informative and was happy for you to ask questions. She was also witty and personable. Found the tour very interesting but it is cold so wrap up warm. We did the gaol as part of the ‘hop on, hop off’ bus...More

Thank Bexyh24
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very informative tour! The guide was friendly and engaging. He was also very accomodating to the number of young children in our group.

Thank sorcia88
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was awesome. Our guide Brendan was incredible, he managed to somehow capture the atmosphere and bring events back to life, right back from the 1800's to 1960's, sad, tragic, brave, daring, frightening, unfair, factual, shocking, I experienced every emotion in that 90mins. It's...More

Thank Janiemac24
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited Crumlin Road Gaol today - and we were very impressed. We went on a guided tour with Claire and she was brilliant. She was very knowledgeable and engaging and we got a real insight into what it would have been like and what went...More

Thank jennymh2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The building has a 150 year history which includes imprisoning children, suffragettes and of course the ‘troubles’. Claire our tour guide was superb being knowledgeable, sensitive and friendly. Our kids as young as 8 were not scared so the difficult subject of punishment and execution...More

Thank CJAJ351
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12 February 2018|
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Response from CatsDow | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ronnie guided tour only but thats how you get to hear all.the stories and the layout etc makes sense when explained
24 January 2018|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Certainly accessible with regard to moving around however it is a sombre environment with the execution cell and gallows open to visit. Also it is very cold in Winter.
Kat W
27 December 2017|
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Response from JUSTINE W | Reviewed this property |
hi we just got tickets at the door, which was fine.