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Review of Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol
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US$10.11*
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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
Ranked #8 of 238 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We booked to join the tour as a group of friends taking a weekend visit to Belfast, and we were so glad we did! A lot of the original building is sadly gone now, but those areas that remain intact were full of history! It was both a fascinating and sombering look into the lives of so many people. Brendan, our tour guide, was really insightful and was able to answer all our questions without hesitation. He was clearly very passionate about the gaol and it's history, too, which made our tour so much more enriching. Would absolutely recommend visiting this place!

Thank John W
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Great guided tour with lots of info. Went through old and recent history. Well worth a visit if you’re in Belfast!

Thank francesgilman1981
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Good authentic tour of a prison.. They also give a good overview of Northern Ireland's history.. One hour the perfect amount of time.. Bring layers, it's cold in there!

Thank tito_2k18
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Well worth a visit, good guided tour, not far from the centre of town, easily accessible by taxi. Reasonably priced

Thank Backfixer
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly interesting and informative visit with a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Well worth a trip for locals and tourists alike interested in local history.

Thank BernMTB
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