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Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast

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The only Victorian-era prison in Northern Ireland, Crumlin Road Gaol held its last prisoner in 1996. The first 106 inmates were forced to walk to the prison in chains in 1846, but your walk along Crumlin Road will be much more pleasant. The dark gray sandstones give the prison's facade an ominous look. Nowadays, visitors roam the halls of the jail and view the cells where men, women, and even children paid their debts to society. Exhibits throughout the building tell their stories, along with information about the building's state-of-the-art 19th-century design. Put Crumlin Road Gaol and other Belfast attractions into our Belfast trip itinerary website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Was worth a trip... part were a little corny but enjoyed a couple of hours here Interesting history lesson on 'the troubles' Good location for a wonder through the Shankill estate to look at the... 
    Was worth a trip... part were a little corny but enjoyed a couple of hours here Interesting history lesson on 'the troubles' Good location for a wonder through the Shankill estate to look at the...  more »
  • Well worth a visit here - as first time visitors to Belfast we found it so interesting and informative. It's very interactive as well which was welcome! Worth the money in my opinion 😊 
    Well worth a visit here - as first time visitors to Belfast we found it so interesting and informative. It's very interactive as well which was welcome! Worth the money in my opinion 😊  more »
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  • Very interesting to just wander round this old jail that was still in use up to the mid 1980's. The tour can be done at your leisure as there is no tour guide to rush you round from A to B. I gave this 4 stars as some of the interactive videos were not working. Technical glitches can happen. That aside there is plenty of interesting facts to learn along the tour which took us about 2 hours comfortably to complete. Downstairs there is the Cuffs bar and restaurant where you can dine in on pub grub or main meals and have soft drinks, alcohol or tea and coffee. Restaurant prices are decent and won't cost too much. The tour price is very reasonable also. Make sure and pick up your map and wristband when you arrive. Parking is signposted and is accessible at the rear of the gaol.
  • Crumlin Rd Gaol Tour! If you are ever in Belfast make sure you tour the Crumlin Road Gaol. There is so much history to be revealed there and the tour is very interactive. You can easily spend half a day with the family at this location. Belfast itself is very enjoyable with lots of shopping and lovely architecture.

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