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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 2 October 2017

Good tour-great guide- lots of questions answered if needed- maybe not for everyone.. i found it a bit eerie

Thank 472carmel
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

As a family we visited Crumlin Road Gaol to learn more of the history of the place. It was an excellent educational tour which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really made it personable and fun. We were made feel part...More

Thank Mairtin66
Reviewed 1 October 2017

A good learning experience for all ages, the explanations of the stories behind some of the prisoners are very intruiging

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our Hop On Hop Off Tour and it was a very unexpected very neat experience. We did the tour, which I recommend. We enjoyed this very much!

Thank OtherMother16
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Crumlin Road Gaol was a stop on our Hop On/Off Bus tour and, as it turned out , a most interesting and informative insight into what life was like for those men, women - and even children imprisoned in "The Crum", during our 75 minute...More

Thank FirstResponder42
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Visiting Belfast for the first time, and hearing about the prisoners who were in Crum, made a visit a must. It was shocking to see who basic the cells were, and the fact the cells had no running water even in the eighties. The location...More

Thank scubajonb
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Wasn't too sure what to expect, however, a fascinating history and very well presented by a tour guide, Harry. Well worth a visit.

Thank John T
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Was ok to learn part of history, but to also learn that certain prisioner had returned to make this place a wealthy business

Thank scouce
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We did the tour, and our guide, Roy, was very knowledgable and informative during the tour. He also added some humourous bits to and an extra bit to it and was very good at what he does. He told us he had worked in the...More

Thank chrisjhill1960
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Excellent tour and loads to learn. Our guide made the tour really interesting. Really well worth doing if you're visiting Belfast. The Goal is located quite close to the city centre.

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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.