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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 2 days ago via mobile

I went to the ghost tour not knowing what to expect, and was hoping for it to be scary. However it soon became apparent that it was more of a money making scheme more than anything. There were around 30 people in our group which...More

Thank Conor W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommend booking on line. We turned up on spec and had to wait. Brenden our tour guide was fantastic. He was informative and humourous. Learnt so much. This was the Highlight of our trip

Thank johnnyb1968
Reviewed 2 days ago

An interesting place to visit, plenty of history to learn about. I think they have renovated it a bit too much would of been better to see it not freshly painted etc

Thank jenmackxx
Reviewed 3 days ago

A really good visit, well worth a look and enjoyed with out parties young and old . I would suggest booking if not a week day.

Thank Chesternightout17
Reviewed 3 days ago

They offer a guided tour which is ideal as you get to learn a lot and hear interesting stories about the prison. It has a long history and illustrates how people, including children, were punished for even very minor offences back in Victorian times but...More

Thank peterindevon
Reviewed 4 days ago

The history of the jail was interesting, but i will say it was a bit corny. I was hoping for something more creepy.

Thank travelers1008
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a good time, it is definitely worth doing the tour there are a few surprises and it doesn't cost any more. The hop on bus drops you at the door which is brilliant. There is also a small cafe for tea and cakes, and...More

Thank lizw56
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent and very informative tour given by Iain, a must if visiting Belfast. Cuffs restaurant is lovely and cosy and staff very friendly, we had already eaten which was a pity as the food looked great

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I visited Crumlin Road Gaol during our short stay in Belfast. We found out post-tour that the buses only ran once per hour and ended up walking back to the city center (just FYI to check if you are planning on stopping)....More

Thank Kara G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Guided tour takes about an hour. Guide very informative . You get to see a large amount of the jail. Very interesting and excellent value

Thank dm19921984
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22 August 2017|
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Response from siobhan999_12 | Reviewed this property |
I took Paddy Campbells taxi tour first (highly recommend) which filled me in on the history and then did Crumlin.
15 July 2017|
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Response from Fiona B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is free car parking. Follow the parking signs and you should find the car park easily
19 May 2017|
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Response from er0mer0 | Reviewed this property |
This can be a bit tricky as there are steps in a few places,also there is a fair bit of walking,but all at a nice pace.