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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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Brilliant place to visit!

My boyfriend and I booked onto a tour (you can't just turn up, you must do a tour). Our guide was called Brendan, we think, and he was very funny and very friendly. We got to... read more

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Claire B
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked onto a tour (you can't just turn up, you must do a tour). Our guide was called Brendan, we think, and he was very funny and very friendly. We got to see the tunnel that leads to the old court house, the cells themselves and the execution room. We were told many stories and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour guides are brilliant and tell ou in such depth about the history of the jails. leave about 90 mins for the tour. 100% reccommended!

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Ballyboughal, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very well organised tour and a very good tour guide, i would definately put this on the list of places to see and things to do when visiting Belfast.

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour. The guide, Charlotte; was very helpful and friendly. Definitely would recommend!

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Teesside
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the gaol on Tuesday. Wasn't planned, but turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip to Belfast. Very interesting and informative tour, with an excellent guide who drove the history and story of Crumlin brilliantly. Certainly felt the weight of the the gaol's history and left feeling grateful for the experience. Highly recommended, but maybe not... More 

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really cannot recommend this enough- a fascinating tour. Our tour guide Brendan was very knowledgeable and added a touch of humour to the tour. Very informative, very interesting!

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Grandson was keen to visit, pleased he took me! Excellent guide made for a fascinating if at times slightly morbid experience. Restaurant good but slightly expensive also a cafe available.

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East Grinstead, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our visit. Our group guide was cheerful and informative. Gaol and tunnel were interesting and the gallows grim (as it should be).

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Thank Deealan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This attraction is really worth visiting, the execution chamber is chilling. The tour guide was well informed and kept you interested all the way,he also answered all questions put to him.i would highly recommend a visit here on your stay in Belfast

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour, it was really interesting, the tour guild Barry was really good and entertaining. Was a brilliant great couple of hours

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