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Crumlin Road Gaol

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9074 1500
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a working...

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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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
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Amazing tour!!

Writing this review on behalf of my father who thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Would defiantly recommend, very interesting and enjoyable!

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Writing this review on behalf of my father who thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Would defiantly recommend, very interesting and enjoyable!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visiting the jail was a very interesting part of our trip. Our tour guide seemed very passionate about his job and was good at answering any questions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting experience with good history and stories. Reminder of how far the country has come since its time of troubles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to the Crumlin Gaol with a group of 30 students studying abroad and had a great experience. The tour guide we had, Piaris (I may be spelling that wrong), was extraordinary! He was very informative and was very willing to answer any questions that we had for him. He was also very theatrical at some points, which kept... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting and informative. Strange to visit a building that I had seen on the news so many times - and one I never thought, or expected, I would visit. Our tour guide was witty, funny and warm , and welcomed questions from the group. The only disappointment was the outside courtyard where the "graves" are located, but that may... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend in Belfast at Xmas time she and partner went they said was a great day very informative. The whole experience was a very interesting experience the tour guide was very good explained every detail .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and the girlfriend went for a tour at 10am which is the first tour and very early. We were the only two on the tour which you would expect to be awkward. We had a girl named Charlotte as our tour guide. She was 100%. So nice, friendly and full of craic. Answered every question we had and was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second time I have visited TheCrumlin road Goal and found it very intresting lots of history When in Belfast if you have time its the place to go

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Went to crumlin road gaol today. Was absolutely amazing. Our tour guide Harry was brill and had so much knowledge about the prison. The tour took about 1 hour 15 mins which was great not too long. We also attended the coffee shop which was lovely. Definitely worth the money to get in. Would be amazing if they could extend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have watched over the years the unfolding of life for people in Northern Ireland. The visit to Crumlin Road Gaol gave an insight into the struggles that went behind the wall. Thanks to our Guide ( Harry) we were taken through the journey and history of this site. The Gaol has been carefully preserved and the atmosphere it creates... More 

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