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Review of Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol
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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
Ranked #1 of 221 things to do in Belfast
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Owner description: 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.
Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is a must see when in Belfast. Although I felt that the jail had been 'sanitized' for visitors and the history of the jail, especially recent events, were glossed over it was still very interesting and well worth the visit.

Visited August 2014
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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

We really enjoyed our tour of crumlin road goal. Our guide was called Ciaran. He was excellent: very informative and funny at times, which was nice because it took the weight off things.

Visited August 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Fantastic tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Our guide Maria was brilliant - she mixed history with humour, and kept us entertained for well over an hour. The gaol itself is a building worth visiting for not only the history and the stories, but the architecture. On a nice day, this is a great walk from the city centre.

Visited July 2014
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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“Very thought provoking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Absolutely brilliant

Tour guide was very good. Found it very thought provoking walking through the goal where so many were interned during the troubles.

Visited August 2014
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Tour takes just over an hour which is about right, though I believe there is a museum too, though I didn't have time to visit it. Guided tour is informative and interesting without being over narrated. Didn't get creepy feeling that others claim to get though maybe at night it would be different.
Reasonable entrance fee. Coffee shop offers small range of food at reasonable prices.

Visited August 2014
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