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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

A tour conducted by a very knowledgeable young lady . Quite harrowing at times . Amazed what crimes were worthy of prison especially children. Just hope the 17 men executed were indeed guilty of the crime. The noose at the other side of the bookcase...More

Thank yhutton
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great day out. Tour guide very informative (Short dark haired girl) can't remember her name. Jail it's self is fully accessible, however the tunnels have a steps down to it. Don't let that put you off it's the cells and jail it's self are amazing...More

Thank RWyne13
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Utilitarian and bleak in the reception area , but overall the building was fascinating , as was the story of how the gaol evolved over time .

Thank ian-engineer
Reviewed 2 October 2017

it's well worth visiting Crumlin Road Gaol, when you are in Belfast as it gives you an inside to the history not only of the prison but also of Belfast. The guide also provided some interesting stories about some of the prisoners.

Thank kaezy_5
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day visiting this icon site well rounded guide try the restaurant after your visit great food

Thank DenisEnniskillen
Reviewed 2 October 2017

even if you are a local this is well worth a visit as you will discover a host of facts and stories about the jail.

Thank WillieVincent
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Hopped off the sightseeing bus for a quick visit and stayed for the whole tour as we were completely enthralled.

Thank TRMick
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 1 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
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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.