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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 4 days ago

Visited with hubby on a Belfast City tour. Opened in 1846 & operated for 150 years finally closing in 1996. We booked the 75 minute guided tour at £9.00 each. Excellent & worth every penny. Our young guide was very knowledgable & kept his own...More

1  Thank Wasessa
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved the Crumlin Road Gaol tour. Our guide was young but exceptionally well conversed in the history of the Gaol and put his personality into the tour.The buildings are well preserved and restored. The end of the tour is quite amazing and unexpected. A...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were very interested in visiting this jail. I grew up on this part of the island during the 70s and most nights the news carried some aspect of the happenings at the prison. Crumlin Road was synonymous with 'the troubles'. Our tour guide took...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed touring the museum and the guide was good at sharing her knowlege. Her name was Lisa. The death chamber was interesting and a bit of a surprise. Being from Texas, I was surprised at how few deaths actually occured in the life of the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Growing up in Northern Ireland in the late 70's and the 80's I had heard of it and seen it and now I've been in it. A very interesting visit to a former prison that was closed in 1996. We walked from the Governors office...More

Thank MattW_UK
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our guide Liam took us to a place in time where one could see and feel the life of the prisoners of the Gaol. His historic account of some of the many stories kept all our attention throughout the entire tour!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a guided tour of the Gaol today and throughly enjoyed it. We paid around £8 each, which I thought was extremely reasonable. You have a full guided tour, starting at the point where prisoners would be processed on arrival, to the execution room...More

1  Thank Icklerobin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are coming to Belfast then please make sure this is on your itinerary. Whilst you may just think it's a prison the stories that you'll hear during the visit are probably special to Northern Ireland. It's not expensive and only 5 minutes away...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Monday morning in August and were lucky we only had a half-hour wait (would advise booking in advance). It's a fascinating place (unsettling in parts) and the fact that it only closed in 1996 remains at the forefront of your mind. Our...More

Thank NatKC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour guide Robert took around the Gaol and was very informative and friendly, the place is very well kept and full of history, the front of house staff were excellent too, don't miss!

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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
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.