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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 today via mobile

This is an excellent attraction. The jail has been beautifully restored but nothing can hide its grim history. Some very unsettling moments, especially the corporal punishment room and execution chamber. Highly recommended.

Thank Falakros
Reviewed today via mobile

I visited here yesterday, i found it really informative our tour guide Roy was fantastic. I would recommend a visit here tour takes just over an hour, if its a bit chilly outdide wear something warm as it seemed even colder in the jail.

Thank bolton1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This tour allows you almost feel the history of Belfast through the ‘Troubles’ as you learned about who walked in through the doors. A fascinating tour. The staff and tours guides we very informative and very friendly and helpful.

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have to say as an Australian living in Northern Ireland I revisit plenty of tourist attractions whenever I get an overseas visitor. I recently had my third trip to Crumlin Road Gaol and would thouroughly recommend it. Very interesting and informative. Easy on site...More

Thank k0ala67
Reviewed 4 days ago

Didn't expect to find this tour as interesting as it was, my husband and I both found it fascinating. Our tour guide was brilliant ( can't remember his name but he had a small grey beard) he told us lots of facts and stories and...More

Thank eileenthornton1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting and informative guided tour around parts of the old gaol, including the tunnel that goes under the main road to the old courts building directly opposite. Although the building is now a tourist attraction and you can hire parts of it to host your...More

Thank RichardWhitelegge61
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having always had an interest in prisons I knew I’d enjoy the tour, however it exceeded my expectations! The tour is guided from start to finish and whilst guided tours aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, this is one of the best I’ve experienced. The tour...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Crumlin Road Gaol whilst visiting Belfast and we totally didn't regret it. Our tour guide (Rory) was brilliant, and full of information throughout the guided tour. The only way to see the gaol is by guided tour, but its very reasonably priced...More

Thank danieldanj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very insightful and interesting to see inside a prison and hear the stories of the prison over the years! Our tour guide Claire was very knowledgeable and engaging.

Thank globe_trotter2484
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic walking tour which is informative and reflective. First class tour guide , Harry, ensures never a dull moment. Take the trip !

Thank David W
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Kat W
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Response from JUSTINE W | Reviewed this property |
hi we just got tickets at the door, which was fine.
21 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