Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast

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Guided Tour of Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
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The Crumlin Road Gaol closed its doors as a jail in 1996 and reopened as a tourist attraction in 2013. Once home to a number of Northern Ireland's high-profile prisoners, the gaol has a grim history that includes state executions by hanging, child prisoners, and some spooky paranormal happenings. Take a 1-hour tour with a guide to learn more about it.
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In Brief

Location:
Belfast, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
1 hour 15 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Multiple times offered throughout the day
Skip the line
Step back in time on a history tour
Tour is wheelchair accessible
Fully narrated tour
Led by a local guide
Overview
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On your guided tour of Crumlin Road Gaol, visit the reception processing building, where incoming prisoners were processed and washed.

Walk along the infamous tunnel linking the gaol to the Crumlin Road Courthouse, and take in the view of the gaol's center circle, which branches out into four wings: A, B, C, and D. You can explore cells where up to four prisoners at a time would live, plus see the 'Condemned Man's' cell, where a prisoner spent his final days before being executed by hanging.

Your tour ends in the execution chamber and drop cell.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Crumlin Road Gaol

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Strictly nonrefundable and nontransferable
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The four of us really enjoyed visiting crumlin Road, this gave us better understanding about what took place here. It really was so sad to hear what the prisoners had to go through for there crimes. To hear about the execution part was quite shocking
• Submitted 15 Nov 2019
An extremely informative tour. Claire an excellent guide extremely well informed and very helpful. Well worth visiting
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Really enjoyed this tour. Joe our guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything really well. I found the condemned man’s cell particularly emotional - you will understand why when you visit.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
We were looking forward to this visit and it didn't disappoint! We arrived and the next tour was in an hour.The girl on reception was very helpful and told us where the tour started, location of cafe.The weather was gorgeous and we sat outside.There was a museum with lots of the gaol's history and interesting artefacts and exhibits.The time passed quickly.Our guide Trisha welcomed us.She was friendly and very informative.She gave us lots of time to look around.The gaol was as it was when it was a working one and it really made you think about what and who had walked there and been in those cells! A very worthwhile visit.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Booked tickets through this site, unaware it was not the official site, and was given 10am time, but wanted 2pm. Apparently this just means thats when the tours can start, you can join any tour if it not oversubscribed, otherwise you just have to wait. This was not obvious when I booked and there is no refund or change. The tour itself was very good and informative. Learnt some amazing facts.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
thoroughly enjoyed this informative tour of the Gaol. the tour was brought to life by our guide Gerry
• Submitted 07 May 2019
We had the last tour of the day and there were only six of us so it was intimate and nice. Our tour guide Terry was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He takes you through and around the prison though there is time to explore a bit on your own. There is also a restarant there with very good food!
• Submitted 05 Oct 2018
Absolutely recommend this tour! It's very fascinating, regardless of any prior knowledge you may or may not have. Our tour guide was Brendan. He was brilliant, knew anything you wanted to know if he hadn't already told you. The tour takes you through the prisoners' reception area, the underground tunnel connecting the jail with the courthouse across the road, the governer's office, one wing of cells and the outer grounds. It takes a little over an hour to complete and is very accessible. We walked there using iPhone maps from Jury's Inn in 20 minutes but I believe there is a few bus lines running close by. Great value for money, great for kids and great for anyone with any inkling of interest!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2018
A great tour, very interesting. A must do place to see on your visit to Belfast. We did the Black Cab political tour in the morning and was dropped off at the Goal. Easy booking with Viator.
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
Very interesting, tour guide was very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 21 Feb 2018
This tour is very cheap and represents fantastic value for money. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable, it was absolutely fascinating to be able to walk through the jail and listen to the expert commentary. I was only in Belfast for a short time but the tour is not too long and easy to to fit into a busy schedule. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 06 Dec 2017
What an amazing tour. The guide was fabulous and made the tour very intresting Would defiantly recommend anyone going to Belfast to do this tour
• Submitted 04 Oct 2017
If this is the kind of place you like to visit, you will enjoy it.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2017
This is definitely a MUST DO if you visit Belfast. A very informative and fascinating tour, thank you Iain our guide. the prison is easy to get to via local bus service 57 that drops you off right outside the gaol entrance.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2017
Excellent tour - very interesting history.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
This tour was amazing! Gary was a fabulous guide, great experience and humour. Very interesting and the viator booking tool was easy to use too. Thank you.
• Submitted 27 Jul 2017
We had been meaning to take this tour for some time as we had heard some great reviews. We were not disappointed. The Gaol was well signposted with ample parking space. We were able to collect our tickets at reception and we just arrived in time for the next tour. Charlotte our tour guide was so informative and gave us a fabulous insight into the history of the gaol. She explained everything with great enthusiasm. Well done Charlotte. We were able to enjoy a tasty meal in the restaurant afterwards with a 10 discount if we produced our wrist bands which we had received when we got our tickets.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2017
An excellent tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. The history of the Gaol is very interesting and I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Belfast.
• Submitted 13 Jun 2017
Roy, our guide, was great! This part of Belfast history was very interesting.
• Submitted 22 Apr 2017
Tour was amazing
• Submitted 10 Mar 2017
Excellent tour. Would recommend . Not expensive and tour times fitted in well with drop off and pick up on hop on hop off bus.
• Submitted 29 Nov 2016
Excellent.. a marvellous, if rather chilling experience!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2016
Great Tour!
• Submitted 09 Sep 2016
Tour was excellent. Guide was first class. He made it extremely interesting So good I would do same tour again
• Submitted 11 Aug 2016

In Brief

Location:
Belfast, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
1 hour 15 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Multiple times offered throughout the day
Skip the line
Step back in time on a history tour
Tour is wheelchair accessible
Fully narrated tour
Led by a local guide