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Belfast Troubles Historical Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Informative commentary ensures a greater understanding of Belfast’s past
  • Get an intimate glimpse into the city as you walk from the Cathedral Quarter to the River Lagan
  • Seek out the sites of significant and often tragic events
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Belfast Troubles Historical Walking Tour
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Belfast Troubles Historical Walking Tour
USD 20.12
Overview

Since the official end of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Belfast has flourished, though the impact of the 30-year conflict is still keenly felt by those who live there. On this walking tour, you'll visit locations where key events took place and get an insider perspective on the conflict, its lingering effects, and Northern Ireland’s path to peace.

What to Expect

The tour runs once per day at 10.30am, except on Saturdays, when the start time is 2.00pm. It lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes and covers 1.5 miles. The meeting point is the front gates of Belfast City Hall in Donegall Square North.  (From January 2019 the Saturday start time will also be 10.30am)

Your trained guides are among the most knowledgeable conflict historians in Northern Ireland. The tour is recognized as being unbiased, objective and historically accurate.  It is suitable for all visitors to Belfast, regardless of how much or little they already know of our troubled past. 

Starting at Belfast City Hall, you'll visit 7 sites in the city center where some of the most tragic events of the conflict occurred.  The tour allows you to explore and understand the most turbulent period in Belfast’s recent past and what it was like to live here during the conflict.

You'll walk through the Cathedral Quarter and finish the tour on the banks of the River Lagan, beside the Waterfront Hall. The tour will also explain the peace-building process and demonstrate the reconciliation and regeneration which has taken place in the city since the ceasefires in the early 1990’s.

The tour is a way for you to get a real feel for the history of the city, as you are transported back in time through rich and detailed storytelling.  You will get to witness how far the city has come from those dark days and see Belfast in a new light.

Reviews (453)
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Reviewed yesterday
Must-do walking tour, preferably at the start of your Belfast visit

If you intend visiting Belfast, try to book ahead and do this tour on the day you arrive as it will inform the rest of your stay. Our tour guide was Gabe, a very welcoming, friendly man, who condensed the North's 500 year old history...More

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi ogradyvivienne, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your detailed review of our tour, it's massively appreciated. And it's fantastic to hear that you rate Gabe's tour so highly and that it was the highlight of your time in Belfast! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
A history of The Troubles in Belfast.

The main reason for me wanting to visit Belfast was to learn more about the recent history of the city and get a better idea of the reasons behind The Troubles and how it affected life for everyone living in the city. I researched some...More

Thank Lee D
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Lee D, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed review of your decision to take our tour and the tour itself, it's massively appreciated. And it's fantastic to hear that you rate Paul's tour so highly! We'll look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
So much troubled history in a place that now looks so... usual...

Belfast is very difficult to understand without understanding its history, particularly the Troubles. The tour takes you throughout the city centre, with stopping at spots in there that looks so normal just like any other big city in Europe - safe, quiet, lively and friendly....More

Thank DavidHoyongJeong
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi GrandTour820016 Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review of our tour, it's massively appreciated. It's really great to hear how the tour connected you to our recent past and gave you a deeper understanding of the city. Thank you for rating...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
All one sided

We found this tour all one sided in favour of the republicans, all propaganda about how the British army tortured the Catholics there was no mention of what the IRA did how they traped British troops and the RUC by making phone calls to report...More

1  Thank lyndseybaxter2016
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi lyndseybaxter2016, We have no record of ever having taken you on our tour. I believe you have mistaken us for another of the political walking tours in Belfast. Our tour is carefully scripted to provide an honest, unbiased and accurate historical account of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Don’t miss this tour!

Our Belfast trip would have been incomplete without this tour. Paul gave us the history lesson we needed to appreciate what Belfast is today and how far it has come. Everything I was taught about Ireland growing up was one sided. I felt that Paul’s...More

Thank McCarty F
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi McCarty F Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review, it's massively appreciated. And it's fantastic to hear that you rate Paul's tour so highly! Best regards, Mark

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Sarah H
30 August 2018|
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Response from Suzie B | Reviewed this property |
If you have no other option it would be fine - you are on hard ground and it's very flat. It's just a nicer experience to have a wander without carrying a heavy bag. Personal choice I guess! :-)
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Sarah H
30 August 2018|
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Response from Katie L | Reviewed this property |
No, to see the murals, you should take a black cab tour. The murals are a few miles from the city centre - probably about a 6 mile round trip to see them all. I did both the walking and the cab tour and they were both... More
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11 May 2018|
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Response from BronwynH621 | Reviewed this property |
I missed this too. I had to pre-book my tour. Their website might yield the answer you seek.
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