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Crumlin Road Gaol

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
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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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excellent guides with great knowledge of the 150 years the prison was open, from going to the underground passage which took you to the old courthouse, to the different cells for... read more

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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excellent guides with great knowledge of the 150 years the prison was open, from going to the underground passage which took you to the old courthouse, to the different cells for different prisoners men , women , and children and the earie feel of the execution cell. the unnamed graves of the executed prisoners, very informative throughout the tour. a... More 

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An excellent way to pass an afternoon for my wife and I and two boys (8 & 5) ... everyone on the tour found it very interesting and while the stories themselves were intriguing the guide added a bit of extra entertainment and humour to it. I remember thinking at the time at how cheap it was for an afternoons... More 

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Very creepy! We went at midnight for a Halloween supernatural tour and it did not disappoint. Very very spooky! You visit many areas of the goal in the pitch black calling out for ghosts. The tour is very interactive and lasts over an hour, deffo worth a try! Bit of local history is included with the information of the previous... More 

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Spent a good hour or so visiting the Crumlin Road Gaol. Great tour guide - a little 'dark' perhaps for some - but there is no denying our prison history is dark. Had a cuppa in the coffee shop - HOHO bus stop within yards - so a very accessible place to visit. Glad we did it.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found this tour whilst staying in Belfast and decided to visit after reading glowing reviews. Really glad that we did. The tour was excellent, lots of interesting information given. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Belfast with some free time.

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Very informative and part of recent history. Unbelievable experience especially as many of the former inmates are still alive and have their own stories to tell.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hop on, hop off bus stops here and it is well worth the visit. Knowledgeable, friendly guide. Restaurant and snack bar on site. Rather spooky - you visit the condemned cell and see the gallows (though you can opt out of this part of the tour).

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the gaol with a group.It is a dismal place with a dismal history.We went from the back of the courthouse through a tunnel to the gaol itself. We were given a history of the people incarcerated there and were shown the place where people were hanged. Notably the last persom to be hanged Robert McGladdery. As a native... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a group of students for a tour. Were very impressed. The tour guide Charlotte was informative, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Fascinating insight into crime, punishment and Belfast's turbulent past. Highly recommended.

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My other half & I decided it was time we were tourists in our own town, so off we popped to the Crumlin Road Jail! The building is so stunning and I could have spent so much time just looking at around at the architecture. The tour was amazing & so informative! It left me wanting to learn more about... More 

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