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Crumlin Road Gaol

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

I had to stay here after being caught stealing monkfish from the continental market. I'd put them in my bumbag and the police caught me. My time in Crumlin Gaol was uncomfortable mostly, but the bread wasn't always stale. I also had my own chalk.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here while doing the sightseeing tour with my parents they really enjoyed hearing about all the different facts. They both want to do the tour again.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank katw447
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour of the gaol by Roy was very informative and fun. I would very much recommend visiting here when in Belfast. The gaol itself is full of things to see and give you a good sense of how it was in the past. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I didnt expect to be as moved by this as I was and as such am so happy that I went. Our tour guide was called Harry and he was so informative and articulate in his delivery, it really brought you back to the time...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited as a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids aged 7 and 5. We really enjoyed our visit and had a great tour guide who was very knowledgable and quite humorous. Lots of interesting things to see and hear, some of it quite...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour from Aaron and very informative. The execution cell is particularly eerie. The jail is even used as a wedding venue if that’s your kind of thing!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The whole tour from start to finish was extremely interesting. The tour guide (Danny) was the perfect mix of a brilliant knowledge but also brilliant humour when appropriate. I would highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Laurenjw111
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really wanted to visit the prison and I wasnt disappointed. Our guide was really good (Joseph, his name) and the tour really interesting. It was fantastic all the details and information that we gathered.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank travel_cook_diet
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Myself and my partner did the gaol tour and it was absolutely brilliant. Our guide Harry was so informative,with excellent knowledge of all aspects relating not only to the gaol,but Belfast history too.I would highly recommend this tour.We had an amazing time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lylyan R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide, Danny, did a fantastic job of telling the story of Crumlin Road Gaol. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Belfast.

Date of experience: March 2019
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3 March 2019|
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Response from DrMJ J | Reviewed this property |
Staff here are very helpful, the receptionist held an item I didn't want to leave in my car.
15 February 2019|
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Response from Carmil2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a free car park at the back
16 December 2018|
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Response from suejohn66 | Reviewed this property |
No not ideal, not enough room to manoeuvre.