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Crumlin Road Gaol

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Address: Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +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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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
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Visited this attraction today and was very impressed. We went on the tour with Charlotte and found her to be very good, she made the tour come alive and her knowledge of the gaol... read more

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liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this attraction today and was very impressed. We went on the tour with Charlotte and found her to be very good, she made the tour come alive and her knowledge of the gaol was second to none. There was so much to see and do that we have decided to go again next time we visit Belfast

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great time spent with friends visiting the museum and having our ghost tour! We experienced some paranormal happenings, no sightings. It felt shorter than expected but this may be because we were having such a good time!

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Thank Honest B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our guide Roy brilliantly brought to life the history of Crumlin. Definitely felt the stories of the past when walking through the tunnel and the prisoner wing itself. Highly recommend.

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Thank Matt J
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an awesome thing to do but is seriously scary and it was more of a ghost hunt than gaol tour. The guide was incredible really energetic and enthused. Would recommend but not for the faint hearted!

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Thoroughly enjoyable in a strange sort of way but Roy our guide was excellent with a definite sense of humour

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Thank Michelle R
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited a number of time with different family members, always great. The staff are brilliant, entertaining and funny too! Love the cafe!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been to Cuff Restaurant a number of times now. On each occasion the food and service has been impeccable. There is a warm inviting atmosphere in the contemporary style restaurant. On my last visit on 28th November, I had my mother and two other elderly ladies for dinner. Their mobility was limited and I was completely blown away by... More 

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Great visit to the jail, highly recommended- informative and memorable with excellent guides who bring it all to life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting tour of the jail where so many people spent time by the decision of a judge only. No jury of your peers here...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great time. Interesting with lots of history. Cold building, friendly enough tour guide, didn't know a lot!

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