Former prison turned tourist attraction launches Troubles tour
The experience promises to give the viewpoint from all sides on Northern Ireland’s troubled past.
A former prison turned tourist attraction in Belfast has launched a new Troubles themed tour.
The Crumlin Road Gaol once housed scores of political prisoners up to its closure in 1996 before re-opening its imposing Victorian doors as a tourist attraction in 2012.
The four-and-a-half hour experience aims to give visitors an insight into the conflict and tell the disputed story from all sides.
It will take visitors through some of Belfast’s most divided communities, including the Shankill and Falls, to hear from former prisoners on both sides.
It includes a close-up look at one of the last Wessex helicopters in Northern Ireland.
Phelim Devlin, director at Crumlin Road Gaol, said: “The Troubles Tour will cover all aspects of the more recent history here at Crumlin Road Gaol and in the local area including the insights from security services, loyalist and republican communities.
The tour is recommended for those aged 15 and over and costs £35.
For more details visit www.crumlinroadgaol.com.
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