Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast
Walk in the footsteps of over 25,000 prisoners at Crumlin Road Gaol – Northern Ireland’s only remaining Victorian Era prison. Since it first opened in 1846, "The Crum" in Belfast city has held murderers, suffragettes and political rebels. Prisoners here were often subjected to hard labour and corporal punishment, such as being lashed with the cat-o’-nine-tails, a particularly nasty whip. Explore C-Wing for a sobering insight into prison life, stand in the Condemned Man’s Cell where 17 men were executed and learn all about the tragic tales of escapes, hunger-strikes and riots throughout the jail’s grim past. Visitors can choose from a range of tours, including the Ghost Walk Tour and the Victorian Tour.