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Visit the Crumlin Road Gaol

The Crumlin Road Gaol is located just 10 minutes from the Europa Hotel in Belfast. 

This local attraction 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. 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.

Guided Tour

Crumlin Road Gaol closed its doors as a working prison after 150 years in service in 1996. The Gaol has re-opened as a Visitor Attraction after extensive renovations and today you can take a guided tour of the prison. The tour will inform you about the Gaol's history including when women and children were imprisoned, the executions that were carried out, it's more recent history and learn about why the decision was taken to close the prison.

Paranormal Tours

Crumlin Road Gaol has been interconnected with Paranormal Activity since it closed its doors in 1996. Some prison officers and prisoners would suggest this relationship has been longer. There have been sightings, noises and unexplained happenings within the walls that have seen 17 men executed over its 150 year history. This Paranormal tour will take you to the various hot spots of the Gaol where Paranormal Activity has been reported and the guide will tell you of the harrowing stories associated with these areas. Paranormal Tours are carried out in low light conditions and are not for the faint hearted! Suitable warm clothing and flat shoes must be worn.

Breakout, The Tour

This unique guided tour will retrace the paths of the small number of prisoners who exploited and outwitted prison security and succeeded in escaping from what was believed to be one of the most secure prisons in Europe.

Paranormal Investigation

Crumlin Road Gaol is one of Belfast’s most haunted buildings and now you can get the chance to carry out investigations with experts in the field of Paranormal Activity. On this 4 Hour investigation you will be taken to the most active areas in the Gaol and will be given the chance to use equipment as used by experts while conducting your very own ghost hunt. The areas you will visit will include the reception, the condemned man’s cell, execution chamber, the tunnel and the flogging room. Paranormal Gaol Investigations are carried out in low light conditions and are not suitable for expectant mothers. They are serious ghost hunts and not for the faint hearted! Suitable warm clothing and flat shoes must be worn.

For more information please visit http://www.crumlinroadgaol.com/

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