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Crumlin Road Gaol

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9074 1500
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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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I had a great experience visiting the jail recently. For the most part it's preserved as it was. We were able to wander around some of the old cells & see where prisoners were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a great experience visiting the jail recently. For the most part it's preserved as it was. We were able to wander around some of the old cells & see where prisoners were executed. It can get cold in the cells part so bring a warm coat.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very emotional visit. Our guide unfortunately not the best but overall experience excellent. Might return next year for Halloween tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such history and all the criminals that have passed through the doors and spent time here will shock you. Go inside the padded room or spend time looking into the hanging room with the sliding bookcase creepy or best of all see the underground tunnel linking the old courthouse with the jail it's an experience and well worth while .

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Thank Paul D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It delivers on what it promises. Great guided tours. Extremely grim and immersive but great if you can enjoy a dark experience. Not advisable if you're easily put into a sad mood.

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Thank VictorHan
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A certain morbid fascination with this tour. Brendan our guide was very entertaining and informative. It really does open your eyes as to how people were dealt with from beginning to end. The part of the tour when you learn about the executions at the gaol was......... well I'm not going to spoil it for you. I recommend that you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We attended the ghost tour in October. The tour guide was fantastic. The history of the jail was fascinating. I would highly recommend

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very informative and made very interesting by Iain,who showed us gruesome things, sad and things.well worth a visit Thank you very much

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on the 12.30 tour on 29th November with our tour guide Charlotte who was awesome. So knowledgeable and engaging and lovely to talk to. The tour itself is fantastic, so interesting and insightful. Definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this Goal and had an hour long tour which was extremely interesting. You visit not only the wings and cells but also the condemned cell and exercise yard, also the tunnel under the road to the Courthouse on the opposite side. There is a restaurant and a cafe as well as a gift/souvenir shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just thought it would be a bit boring but it was great. Our guide Harry brought it all to life. Got £2 off as we were on the Hop on Hop ff bus. Tour takes 75 mins.

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