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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed today

I took a group to visit the jail and it was an excellent day out. Very informative. The tour guide was excellent .

Thank magee44
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yes, this could've been very depressing but Terry's sensitive and knowledgable tour was just humorous enough to lighten the hard topic at the right times. We did this just after a 'taxi tour's so we had some background on 'the troubles' of The North of...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Very warm welkom in shop and museum . The guide tour is Very recommended . Guides are Very good . Visit is Very good

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a fantastic Tour, Terry our tour guide was fantastic. A very sobering experience but great to hear the stories of the gaol. The tunnel was the most amazing part of the tour for me. I will definitely visit again and recommend any friends...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This tour is filled with so much information and history. It definitely wasn't the most "fun" tour, as I found it sad....but an important part of Ireland's history that I think people should know. Our tour guide Iain was great. He was friendly and knowledgeable...More

Thank Rhonda D
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Reviewed yesterday

The hop on hop off bus stops just outside the jail and there are regular guided tours. Rory our guide was very good; gave the facts without melodrama or bias. It's shocking to realise just how recently this jail was still in use, and how...More

Thank Elspeth P
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Reviewed yesterday

This prison takes you right back from the mid 19th to the end of the 20th century. You learn what it was like to be incarcerated there, be it a boy who stole an apple or an IRA terrorist. There are regular guided tours.

Thank Ralf T
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Reviewed yesterday

Gary the Tour Guide was brilliant, spoke clearly and very informative, tour was a nice steady pace, so you kept up,not marched about Moving visi

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having visited Belfast years ago, I suggested we visit Crumlin Road Gaol as it was interesting. However, having got off the bus, I realised I’d never been here before! Anyway, the only issue was we had to wait nearly an hour for the guided tour-perhaps...More

Thank cyclingran
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very thought provoking tour of the gaol. The cell of the prisoners awaiting execution was very interesting but gave most of us the creeps. It was sad to see where those who had been hung were buried. Well worth a visit. One thing to be...More

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mewsreviews
20 April 2018|
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Response from Phil S | Reviewed this property |
In view of time yes. But it depends how quiet they are as the guide doesn’t use a microphone and cannot always be heard with noise within the group
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Ronnie1051
12 February 2018|
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Response from CatsDow | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ronnie guided tour only but thats how you get to hear all.the stories and the layout etc makes sense when explained
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Ronnie1051
24 January 2018|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Certainly accessible with regard to moving around however it is a sombre environment with the execution cell and gallows open to visit. Also it is very cold in Winter.
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