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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
+44 28 9074 1500
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I recently went to crumlin road for second time and I enjoyed it more than first time a few years back it is an amazing tour full of history and stories told by a great guide Brendan ,, I didn't feel the ghost like they...More

Thank deecall73
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I grew up in northern Ireland when Crumlin Road Gaol was still in use , so was somewhat familiar with its role during the troubles.Now living in Canada ,it was on my "to visit list in Belfast" based on family and friends recommendations . I...More

Thank Irishjoanne
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Very good depiction of what life was like in the 19th century penal system. Our guide was most informative and humourus which helped with the eerie quality of the place. The deep dank tunnel that connects the goal to the courthouse was very cloying especially...More

Thank Judy T
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I took a friend visiting Belfast to this and he thoroughly enjoyed the tour and hearing all about the history. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something different with a twist on it!

Thank Sunshine_Vick
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This was an okay tour of an incredibly awesome piece of Northern Ireland's history; however, the information in the tour misses out on an opportunity to give historical perspective on the prison. Instead, visitors are given the basic blood and gore stories, and in our...More

Thank Kwazycanucks
Reviewed 15 September 2017

On our last morning in Belfast we decided to walk to the Gaol, we were not dissapointed, it was a very interesting tour by a very knowledgeable guide, why anyone would want to end up in prison I don't know!! We actually saw where murderers...More

Thank susietheexplorer2016
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We took the opportunity to visit this site, whilst in Belfast. This was a site we used to see on TV in the 80s during the Irish troubles. This jail gave a good picture of prison in Victorian times to its closure in 1998. This...More

Thank 701roger
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We went to crumlin road jail.We had an excellent guide who had lots interesting information about the history of the jail.we were given plenty of time to take photos and ask questions.This old prison had a haunting feeling to it.You felt the intense atmosphere particularly...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Had an interesting day here, I would highly recommend the tour. The tour guide was very patient and answered all questions, even the ones that sounded a bit daft! All in all a good experience. Loved learning about the hangmans noose etc. Think I'm going...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Had a great couple of hours at this attraction. Very very easy to get to and Gary our guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Nice pint and a cup of coffee afterwards. Highly recommended.

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22 August 2017|
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Response from siobhan999_12 | Reviewed this property |
I took Paddy Campbells taxi tour first (highly recommend) which filled me in on the history and then did Crumlin.
15 July 2017|
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Response from Fiona B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is free car parking. Follow the parking signs and you should find the car park easily
19 May 2017|
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Response from er0mer0 | Reviewed this property |
This can be a bit tricky as there are steps in a few places,also there is a fair bit of walking,but all at a nice pace.