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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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Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9074 1500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour lasts just over an hour and is fascinating. Our guide Eoghan was very knowledgeable and threw in humorous anecdotes to lighten up his descriptions of a place which has seen some very grim history. Seeing the cells, including a padded one, and one...More

Thank coruisk4
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an inexpensive must see if your into this type of thing. We found it to be very interesting. Right on the bus stop!

Thank Frank W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting , Brendan the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the prison and life behide bars. Well worth the time. Bring a jacket as the jail cold and damp but very interesting none the less. The restaurant Cuffs located in the...More

Thank coll1952
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thought we knew something about the history of Northern Ireland, i.e., "the troubles." We had no idea what we didn't know. Our tour guide let us know later in the tour that he had actually worked in the jail during the 60s and 70s....More

1  Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 3 days ago

we did the tour of this place and the gentleman who took us through was very friendly and funny really made our visit very enjoyable.

Thank Jeannette B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We toured here on a Saturday afternoon. Our tour guide was great and he created a great atmosphere for the whole group. The stories included in the tour kept you interested throughout. Definitely worth a visit and great value for money.

Thank Calum B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting guided tour of the jail that only closed 20 years ago! Our fabulous guide was Charlotte who was very knowledgeable and had some great stories and tales to tell. A great incite into how prisoners (including many famous names from the troubles in...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

wow, unreal to believe this old gaol was used until 20 years ago , I spent some of my working life in a prison and thought they were all the same- they are not, the amazing history and the super knowledge of our young tour...More

Thank raymondv915
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was really interesting and we were shown around by a knowledgable and helpful guide. Only £7.50 for a tour lasting 60/70 minutes too, very fair price. I'd definitely recommend this tour.

Thank Trip444Manchester
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had 3 hours in here on a rainy Friday afternoon. A fascinating place, full of history and stories. Would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting Belfast.

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22 August 2017|
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Response from siobhan999_12 | Reviewed this property |
I took Paddy Campbells taxi tour first (highly recommend) which filled me in on the history and then did Crumlin.
15 July 2017|
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Response from Fiona B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is free car parking. Follow the parking signs and you should find the car park easily
19 May 2017|
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Response from er0mer0 | Reviewed this property |
This can be a bit tricky as there are steps in a few places,also there is a fair bit of walking,but all at a nice pace.