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“Okay tour very fast certainly not 5 star ”
Review of Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol
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US$9.71*
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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
Ranked #1 of 226 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Murcia, Spain
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“Okay tour very fast certainly not 5 star ”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Surprised at the 5 stars and the number #2 place it has on trip advisor. The trip seemed pretty quick like their was an urgency behind it. The guide was good and very informative when we did have a look at the various cells some modernised and some as they were in the 19th century we were ushered onto the next part quickly a lot of the prison has been redone for example in the execution room most of the original things were not their.

I'm 22 and I came here with my girlfriend.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great day out”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Visited the gaol with adults and kids and all enjoyed the tour we had with Brendan . Very interesting and informative , lots of history and tales from the cells .

Visited August 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Great Tour”
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”
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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“Fantastic tour!”
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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