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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 225 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.
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit.”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Went on this tour not really knowing what to expect (I've never visited a prison before!). It lasted about 90 minutes and was fascinating! The guide explained how the prison system worked from a prisoner first arriving, their everyday life, and how a few were subsequently hung. Everything is very well preserved and not at all commercialised.

Visited August 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful mixture of humour, history and harrowing tales!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Our tour guide, Ciaran, lead us on an incredibly interesting, humourous and sometimes harrowing tour. I would certainly recommend this to others visiting. It is a shame more of the gaol is not on show, but what we did see was really interesting.

Visited August 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“very interesting!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

A brilliant tour led by a very informative guide! She answered questions brilliantly and dealt with sensitive matters in a tactful and respectful way!

Visited August 2014
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Murcia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“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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Essex
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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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