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Crumlin Road Gaol

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9074 1500
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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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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We did this tour as part of the hop on hop off tour. Joined the guided tour which was excellent. Very atmospheric and excellent guide. Nice little cafe and a dining area which we... read more

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Gloucester
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We did this tour as part of the hop on hop off tour. Joined the guided tour which was excellent. Very atmospheric and excellent guide. Nice little cafe and a dining area which we didn't try so can't comment. Would definitely recommend

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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My wife and I booked online for this attraction which saves a couple of pounds. The tour was fantastic learning how the prison was run and how it affected the inmates. Our guide was Harry who's knowledge was incredible. How he remembers all the dates, names and all the history is just fantastic. He should get a medal. This is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Firstly Harry is a total dude and I loved his very informative and fact filled tour. I can genuinely say I learnt so much yesterday and he added a real air of mystery and intrigue to the tour. The prison itself if fascinating and I highly recommend a trip there if you're in Belfast.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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Great tour, very informative. Well maintained building. Knowledgeable guides. Restaurant within fab too. Lovely day out.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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I visited Crumlin gaol with my family. We started out our tour with a quick visit to the on-site cafe although there is a restaurant too. The tours are held with a guide who takes you round the accessible parts of the gaol and gives information and history on the way. Our guide Brendan was very funny ( his workmates... More 

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Through all the twists and turns of the tour it remained interesting. Would recommend for anyone who like jails.

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Moira, null, United Kingdom
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Well I went along to a show in the jail house one night, absolutely fabulous, I would highly recommend they put on some show . It was a really good atmosphere they had a bar open, I was a bit worried at the start thinking someone will end up going of on one , but no it was great everyone... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Went here for a day trip out! Was absolutely fascinating. Great day out and well worth the money. Would recommend this attraction to anyone from anywhere! It's in my top 5 in Northern Ireland!👍

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Enjoyed the tour very much, well looked after by our guide Harry who gave us lots of info and also time to ask questions. Had a delicious meal in the restaurant too.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Lots of history and loads of local spots to visit. The food in the restaurant is great and the staff are very pleasant

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