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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here on my final day in Belfast (and NI/Ireland). Booked online for a discount price. Situated opposite the old courthouse, this is a striking Victorian era prison. Our guide for our tour (which lasted approx 1 hour 20 minutes) was Claire, who was very...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the gaol, our guide had a fantastic sense of humour, he was very informative and we were shown inside and out. Found the underground tunnel linking the prison with the now derelict court house fascinating, so work a visit.

Thank Christine T
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous tour we arrived early on a Sunday morning at 10.30am . Would recommend going early on a Sunday as there was just the two of us on our tour which was great . Our guide Claire was wonderful really informative and answered all...More

Thank Elaine C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very informative tour where you can understand what life was like during its operation. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable in the jails history , the execution room is very interesting

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a great couple of hours touring ‘The Crumb’. Our tour Guide, Terry, was extremely knowledgable, & threw a couple of jokes in to keep it all lighthearted. Very interesting to hear about all of its history, & nice to see it being kept as...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My Girlfriend and I came here as something a bit different while we were in Belfast visiting my parents. The whole tour is really interesting, they show you around loads of the Gaol, from cells, to unmarked graves and the execution chamber. The guides are...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really wanted to visit here. Great tour of the gaol lots of history divulged about inmates the way it was run etc

Thank juleswill1
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really informative with the odd shock thrown in guides really know their stuff best to visit on a decent day weather wise can be quite cold

Thank graham c
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Crumlin Road Goal with friends, was not sure what to expect at all, I was pleasantly surprised. Our Tour guide Brendan was absolutely fantastic his knowledge and delivery was the best I have ever experienced in any guided tour. He delivered the tour in...More

Thank Aaron K
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Terry our tour guide was fantastic, delivered the seriousness of the gaol and its history but keeping it light hearted at the same time. The 90ish minute tour gives you a fully guided visit around the gaol, cells, offices, and gallows. Very educational. Cafe of...More

Thank Maxine A
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mewsreviews
20 April 2018|
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Response from TravelBuff97 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is suitable for a young child. There are some very questionable sections of the tour that you may want to exclude so as to prevent nightmares in some children, but your guide will alert you to those areas and... More
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12 February 2018|
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Response from TravelBuff97 | Reviewed this property |
Guided tour only.
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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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