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Crumlin Road Gaol Walking Tours

53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast

Available all year

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We offer same day booking & advanced bookings for all dates for Crumlin Road Gaol. When you arrive you will experience one of the best attractions in NI, where the hosts will take you on a journey through history in this incredible building! 

Book with TinyTours with no booking fees! It's one of our must do tours in Belfast and at £9 it probably the best priced too. Suitable for individuals, families and groups.

Discover over 150 years of history and follow in the footsteps of over 25,000 prisoners as you make the journey through Northern Ireland’s only remaining Victorian Era prison. The guided tour will allow you to explore the building’s colourful past and gain a unique and memorable insight into the daily lives and routines of both prisoners and prison officers over the Gaol’s existence. Your tour guide will inform you about the Gaol’s history including when women and children were imprisoned, the executions that were carried out, its more recent history and learn about why the decision was taken to close the prison.

The will cover all aspects of the Gaol from the Tunnel linking the courthouse on the other side of the Crumlin Road to the Hanging Cell, the Historic Holding Cells, Centre Circle, C-Wing and Graveyard. 

Is this an authentic Crumlin Road Gaol Tour?

Yes. This is the only and authentic Crumlin Road Gaol tour! 

How much does the Tour cost?

  • £9 per person for adults (Special online rate)
  • £8 for Concessions ( Seniors & Students)
  • £6.50 for Children (aged 5-15)
  • £25 for Families of 2 Adults and 2 Children

What times does the Crumlin Road Gaol Tour operate?

  • Daily Guided Tours are open to the public and operate hourly between 10am and 4.30pm. 
  • Last admission for tours is 4pm.

What is the duration of the Crumlin Road Gaol Tour?

Tour duration is approximately 75 mins.


Large parts of the tour can be accessed by wheelchairs or mobility scooters users but some areas cannot. These areas include the Tunnel (accessed via stairs) and the Drop Room below the Hanging Cell ( the Drop Room is visible from the the Hanging room ) . Our Guides will endeavour to accommodate any wheelchair user to ensure they get the best out of the Tour. The facilities are designed to be accessible to guests with disabilities including:

  • Disabled car park
  • Disabled toilets
  • Provision of seating at various points throughout the Gaol.

What happens if I am late?

Crumlin Road Gaol will do their best to put you on next tour, if available.

What do I wear?

Suitable warm clothing and flat shoes must be worn. You are going to Gaol after all!

Can you facilitate large group bookings?

Yes we can. For groups of over 15+ people please contact us here.

How do I get to Crumlin Road Gaol?

TinyTours offers free Drop-off or pickup from Crumlin Road Gaol when you book a Black Taxi Mural Tour. Your Black Taxi Tour can start after your Crumlin Road Gaol Tour ends or you can have the Black Taxi drop you at Crumlin Road Gaol after your Mural Tour has ended. 

  • Book your Black Taxi Mural Tour here.
  • Taxi - Cost is around £5-7 for a taxi from City Hall to Crumlin Road Gaol.
  • Walking  - it is a 30 minute walk from Belfast City Hall.
  • Bus - take Translink 12b from Chichester Street.
  • Car - Parking is available at Crumlin Road Gaol, just take a right once on Cliftonpark Avenue.  

Is there a Restaurant / Cafe / Gift Shop at Crumlin Road Gaol?

Yes there is - Cuffs Grill bar & Crum coffee shop are available onsite.

Opening times : Monday-Wednesday 11.00am-6.00pm, Thursday-Sunday 11.00am-9.00pm

Bookings can be made here: https://cuffsgrillbar.com/

  • The Crum Coffee Shop
    • Opening times : Monday-Sunday 10.00am-5.00pm
  • Gift Shop
    • Opening times : Monday-Sunday 9.30am-6.00pm

Looking for other tours to do in Belfast?

TinyTours offers free Drop-off or pickup from Crumlin Road Gaol when you book a Black Taxi Mural Tour. Your Black Taxi Tour can start after your Crumlin Road Gaol Tour ends or you can have the Black Taxi drop you at Crumlin Road Gaol after your Mural Tour has ended.  

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  • Adults £9 75 min tour. Adults online only ticket. (Normal price £12). Last entry is at 4pm. You will be alloca
  • Concession £8 Seniors and Students price £8.00 (normal price £10.00). Valid student ID or proof of age required.
  • Children (aged 5-15) £6.50 Children (aged 5-15) accompanied with an adult. Normal price £7.50
  • Family £25 2 Adults + 2 Children - 75 min tour. Regular price £30.

Total Cost: £0.00

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Terms & Conditions
  • The management reserves the right to refuse admission. 
  • On arrival you will be allocated the next available tour.
  • Once purchased, tickets cannot be transferred, exchanged or refunded. 
  • Ticket holders for Crumlin Road Gaol tickets (including disabled guests and groups and schools) must arrive at Reception no less than 15 minutes prior to their booked time. 
  • Latecomers will not be admitted to the Crumlin Road Gaol except at the absolute discretion of Crumlin Road Gaol. 
  • There is a zero tolerance policy on Halloween Bookings. 
  • Crumlin Road Gaol will use its reasonable endeavours to be open and operational during published opening hours but reserves the right to close the Attraction on any given day or part thereof, whether for security or any other reason, without notice. 
  • In the event of such closure, any Tickets issued for use only on the day of closure will be exchanged or refunded by Crumlin Road Gaol at the price paid for them but no further compensation will be paid. 
  • In the event of a delay to a tour or performance due to circumstance beyond the control of Crumlin Road Gaol no refund will be given if it can proceed within that remainder of the day scheduled. 
  • Visitors are reminded that from time to time parts of the Attraction may be closed for maintenance or for technical reasons. Tickets will not be refunded and no compensation will be paid in the event of such closures. Proof of entitlement for certain Ticket types may be required for entry (for example, to qualify for the Student Concession Ticket a valid NUS card or valid Internationally Recognised Student ID should be produced). This also applies to OAP’s and Carers. 
  • Please note anyone who purchases a student or concession ticket will be required to produce the appropriate identification to gain admission! Failure to do so will invalided your ticket without a refund.
  • Visitors should be aware that there may be school groups or private community / commercial bookings in the attraction during a visit. Crumlin Road Gaol reserves the right to alter any offers and promotions without notice. No promotions and special offers are valid on Bank Holidays. 
  • The management reserves the right to remove a customer from the building if their behaviour is considered likely to either cause offence or create a nuisance to other visitors or staff. No refund will be available in this case. 
  • Crumlin Road Gaol reserves the right to alter admission prices and opening times without notice. Visitors are reminded that from time to time parts of the Attraction may be closed for maintenance or for technical reasons. 
  • Tickets will not be refunded and no compensation will be paid in the event of such closures. 

Customer Reviews

  • Lots of fun! ★★★★★5 Review by John Loved the tour! We loved seeing the Gaol and the history of this fascinating place.
  • I would definitely recommend this! ★★★★★5 Review by Haleigh I went to the Crumlin Gaol with a group of 30 students studying abroad and had a great experience. The tour guide we had, Piaris (I may be spelling that wrong), was extraordinary! He was very informative and was very willing to answer any questions that we had for him. He was also very theatrical at some points, which kept us very engaged. I would definitely recommend this when visiting Belfast
  • A superb afternoon at the Crumlin Road Gaol! ★★★★★5 Review by Jim Hunter - North Coast Association A little note to express our thanks for a superb afternoon at the Crumlin Road Gaol on Thursday. Our guide on the tour was superb; she displayed energy and verve and answered all our queries with proficiency. Our visit concluded with tea/coffee and tray bakes. Again your staff handled the event with consummate ability.
  • The guide was brilliant! ★★★★★5 Review by Carlene Gee The tour was very interesting, me and my partner are going to look at purchasing the book written by the only man who escaped Crumlin. The guide was brilliant, I believe her name was Clare so please thank her for me. I will be recommending the Crumlin Gaol as a future visit for our groups.
  • This is a "must" for visitors to Northern Ireland ★★★★★5 Review by Tony Baker Our group was led by our knowledgeable guide Brendan. Everybody agreed that this is a "must" for visitors to Northern Ireland as a completely different type of tourist visit. Our group had lunch at The Cuffs Restaurant on site which made a pleasant fulfilling conclusion to our trip.