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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  • The prison where inmates were the symbols of the revolution for Irish independence from the United Kingdom. You begin by visiting a museum well stocked in autonomy, then a guide acconpagna us to see the most important prisoners ' cells, tells their story. Then we arrive at the moment by the most beautiful point of the structure selfie
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  • Visited Crumlin Road Gaol and also took the tour. The tours run roughly one an hour for just over an hour. You don't actually have to join the tour if you don't want to, but some areas of the former j...  more »
  • Very interesting visit. Culture and history. A special thank to Terry (I'm French and almost got everything he said ). He knows his subject and he's a great storyteller. Ask him about Isabelle, one of...  more »
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