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Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9074 1500
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We did a tour of this old prison on our trip to Belfast and it was fascinating to see such an extraordinary place up close and hear about the history. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and I would recommend what was a very informative tour.

Thank Dannyturpin1989
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you put this at the top of your list of things to do in Belfast. The guided tour (included in entry fee) was superb. Our guide, Rory, was excellent and a credit to his profession. Rory’s knowledge of the gaol and its history...More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Safe to say the Crumlin Road Gaol is a must do when in Belfast! Incredibly gripping and informational. Our tour guide, Iain, knew his stuff and was fun. Highly recommend!

Thank Sophie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the cold, Roy, our guide was very good and gave us excellent background info into the history of the gaol - from its construction in the first half of the 19th century to its importance during the Troubles until its closure in the 1990s....More

Thank fjm552015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and interesting tour, covering off many parts of the gaol itself and plenty of stories and anecdotes to compliment the impressive physical presence of the buildings. In winter be sure to wear plenty of warm clothes, parts of the gaol felt colder than...More

1  Thank wile1000
Reviewed 1 week ago

As they hadn't started doing tours here the last time I was in Belfast I decided to try it on this trip, and I'm very glad I did. Claire was extremely knowledgeable and told many fascinating stories about the history of the gaol. It was...More

1  Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide Claire done a fantastic job of showing us around the famous gaol and sharing the stories of some of the prisoners

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit to see what an old prison was like, especially those on death row very interesting tour and informative. Would recommend this for anyone new/tourist to belfast city. Displays around the prison to see what life would have been like as well...More

Thank crazychets
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing walk into recent and latter history. The ex jail person taking the tour knew what he was talking about and had a sense of humour to what is a very from place. Bet he makes you jump!

Thank Ava H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brendan our guide was very knowledgeable - very interesting visit. We ate in Cuffs the prison restaurant which was very good. Service was also very good. Definitely worth a visit. Great parking.

Thank Olivias5
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Kat W
27 December 2017|
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Response from JUSTINE W | Reviewed this property |
hi we just got tickets at the door, which was fine.
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