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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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USD 9.52*
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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
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USD 15.86*
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We did the tour with Eoin on 29/12/16 and really enjoyed it. It was very interesting and there is loads to see. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Belfast.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We did the tour with Eoin on 29/12/16 and really enjoyed it. It was very interesting and there is loads to see. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Belfast.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very good guide, made the tour interesting explained the history and conditions very well. I found myself surprised with some details. Nice little coffee shop on site.

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Thank trevore415
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very well organised tour, the guide was excellent. Conditions were extremely tough here. I won't spoil your visit by giving too many details but give this a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Had a extremely interesting tour, mostly excellent because of the guide Robert - he certainly knows his stuff. My only comment would be this attraction may not be that interesting for children, however, I could be wrong. In all, good value and a nice little coffee shop too.

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Thank Tinah67
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

atrraction certainly not,, wasted about two hours of our time.. built up to be somewhere special.. aye right dick turpins thats all

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great tour, with very knowledgable tour guide. Pretty sombre tour, but enlightening! Very cold inside so wear lots of layers!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very informative and chilling at times with the history dating from the building of the jail right through to the challenging times of the conflict. The tour guy was excellent and I would totally recommend the restaurant which has an excellent menu and pretty well priced. Allow around an hourish for the tourn and then chill in the restaurant/pub! I'm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went there on our staff party really good food !! But not really good service !! But over all was alryt !!

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour - the guide was informative without boring you with too much detail. You really got a sense of what life was like in the place.

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Bedworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

a very informative tour as to the workings of the gaol leaves you with lasting memories quite a dark place to visit

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