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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

If you have visited a jail attraction before then some of this will be familiar, but the detail on the executions, the troubles and the tunnel to the courthouse lifted this. You will be spending time outdoors so keep your coat on. We went in...More

Thank fkmcb
Reviewed yesterday

Visited here and was really impressed with the whole tour - our guide was really knew her stuff and made the tour and time whizz by would def recommend for those of you who are looking for some interesting and different to do!

Thank masonblance
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour we enjoyed very much. Our guide Trisha was full of knowledge, funny and had full control of a large group. The size of the group did not take anything away from the experience. The history of this place is truly interesting and came...More

Thank Heiða L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very historic building that I would recommend to anyone visiting Belfast. Situated opposite the beautiful courthouse, all the tour guides I've had when visiting have been insightful and great with large group.

Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great tour, very professionally run and guides are very informative and get into the spirit making everyones experience a great one.

Thank Talk2u
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Gaol with my wife and we were very impressed, amazing history. Would have preferred to see some of the more recent sites and how it looked during the 80s till it shut down but Highly recommended anyway.

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a good place to visit to get some more of the context of the troubles that Northern Ireland has faced explaining how they dealt with Suffragettes, and other Political Prisoners. The guided tour is excellent to get a sense of life inside the...More

Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Finally got around to doing the gaol tour, I had done the Halloween one a couple of years ago for fun but the proper tour was outstanding and well worth the money. Rory our tour guide certainly knew what he was talking about and was...More

Thank KateACoAntrim
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved my trip here! Our guide Hannah was really good, very knowledgeable and gave us loads of interesting facts! Definitely worth a visit. Highly recommend.

Thank Jacqui D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fascinating insight into what it must have been like and guide was very informative. Well worth the entrance fee

Thank Steve B
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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.