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Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9074 1500
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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
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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 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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9074 1500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fascinating to see the inside and hear about the history of this Jail and also get an understanding of how far the justice system has changed over the years.

Thank RachelG1971
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Crumlin Road Gaol is a fascinating place to visit. The guided tour lasts an hour and a quarter and it gives a unique insight into the history of the Gaol and its notable inmates. Our guide was Harry who was excellent at his job, he...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved this tour its exciting and creepy at the same time the tour guide was excellent will go back again

Thank m m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can I say, this is a gaol... It is not going to be pleasant! We took the guided tour and it was very informative . The kids really find it interesting (apart from our 7 year old, he was a bit young). Tour guide...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth a visit. Excellent guides and very interesting stories with surprise ending. Maybe they should still be like this?

Thank 0823Malcolm52
Reviewed 2 days ago

went here on our trip to belfats had heard a lot about this place and wasnt disapointed full of history and culture and the staff where very friendly couldnt do enough to help

Thank 825tarar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went for a visit here and found it very interesting and also our guide was also very good and had a host of knowledge. Good sense of humour too which added to the interest.

Thank NottsForestfan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this Gaol today and we're wondering why somewhere like this was No1 on trip advisor... after the visit and tour we completely agree!!! So interesting and informative even if a bit macabre and emotional..: well worth a visit

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came here with my 9 year old daughter and she loved it as much as I did! This was our second time here this year.

Thank J1S
Reviewed 3 days ago

An average attraction at best, Wicklow Jail is much better. The only thing going for this attraction was the tour guide who tried to keep it a little bit interesting. Some of my group found it a little unnerving, but I have been to the...More

Thank Cleggyv4honda
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15 July 2017|
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Response from Alison F | Reviewed this property |
Yes on the main road
19 May 2017|
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Response from ian d | Reviewed this property |
it is a bit of a struggle with the stairs my tip is start the day with this tour whilst your legs are fresh - my mistake was doing it at the end of 2 other tours and quite a bit of walking
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18 May 2017|
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Response from WayneFlo | Reviewed this property |
Red bus tours cover all the murals trouble spots etc can catch it from front of city hall its hop on hop off covers a vast area and you get to see loads of Belfast