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Crumlin Road Gaol

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9074 1500
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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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This is the place to be seen if you want to govern Northern Ireland

Once you get inside the Gaol fully the guide is really good at his job. The history of the old and recent use of the jail. Why the plumbing was removed which led to "Slopping Out... read more

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Wootton Bassett, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once you get inside the Gaol fully the guide is really good at his job. The history of the old and recent use of the jail. Why the plumbing was removed which led to "Slopping Out" until the end. Who's who of the inmates. The Hanging Rooms is a Must. and the walk around the prison shows you the size... More 

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We visited the Crumlin Road Gaol on a friends recomendation and we were not disappointed. Growing up I'd seen this place on the box many times, but hadn't given it a moments thought. Our visit brought the place back to life, across many years. Fascinating history, well worth a visit. We had a young guide, Iain, who was excellent: very... More 

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Very good tour and really educational you felt that you were back in the day in there and part of the latter day life

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I attended a work conference at Crumlin road Gaol and will definitely be going in the future on the actual tour. Very convient to get to and with ample and convient parking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a great experience visiting the jail recently. For the most part it's preserved as it was. We were able to wander around some of the old cells & see where prisoners were executed. It can get cold in the cells part so bring a warm coat.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Very emotional visit. Our guide unfortunately not the best but overall experience excellent. Might return next year for Halloween tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such history and all the criminals that have passed through the doors and spent time here will shock you. Go inside the padded room or spend time looking into the hanging room with the sliding bookcase creepy or best of all see the underground tunnel linking the old courthouse with the jail it's an experience and well worth while .

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It delivers on what it promises. Great guided tours. Extremely grim and immersive but great if you can enjoy a dark experience. Not advisable if you're easily put into a sad mood.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A certain morbid fascination with this tour. Brendan our guide was very entertaining and informative. It really does open your eyes as to how people were dealt with from beginning to end. The part of the tour when you learn about the executions at the gaol was......... well I'm not going to spoil it for you. I recommend that you... More 

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We attended the ghost tour in October. The tour guide was fantastic. The history of the jail was fascinating. I would highly recommend

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