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Review of Shankill Road

Shankill Road
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Belfast Combination Ticket: Titanic Belfast...
Ranked #35 of 238 things to do in Belfast
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Reviewed 22 August 2005

I recently visited Belfast, Northern Ireland(early Aug. 2005) and to my surprize I seen black taxi tours and double decker sightseeing buses). This peeked my interest a little....I decided to hop on and go with the flow of all the other tourists......as we travelled down the Shankill Road I was amazed at all the beautiful red,white and blue streamers, the busy street with friendly faces, children smiling as they held there mum's hands. Our travel guide on the bus had said this was a very safe area to be in and if we would like to be let off anywhere just say so..........not being able to help myself I decided to hop off the bus........the best choice I made in Belfast(except carrick-a-reed rope bridge!!).....I travelled up and down the Shankill Road as if I lived there! I hopped in and out of shops and even went into the famous Rex bar(it really is haunted) I would advise all people to take a walk up and down this famous, friendly, happy road as it is filled with happiness, pleasure and good old fashioned happy people. I can't wait to go back!

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Reviewed 21 July 2002

Those of us who live there are still finding it hard to come to terms with the Shankill Road as a tourist destination. In recent years, however, the Greater Shan kill area has become just that. We've always had Twelfth and weekend visitors from Scotland, but these are a new type of visitor, usually young backpackers. Tour buses and specially adapted black taxis ply the road in summer. I often see them parked at the end of my street as visitors from around the world listen to their guide's description of the loyalist paramilitary murals on the gable end wall.

Now such visitors can peruse their own free guide to the Greater Shankill district. This guide is a large folding map on which are marked significant features. Of course, as a resident myself, I know about most of these but there were a few surprises for me too. I never knew that the big semi-derelict house opposite Woodvale Park was once the home of the notorious D I Nixon, nor did I realise that the oldest pub in the area - the Rex Bar - is supposed to be haunted. The only spirits I've seen around there come in bottles!

On the other side is a potted history of the Shankill district, a piece on the local importance of Orangeism and a timetable of festivals and parades. There are also adverts for the Fernhill House Museum and some local businesses. Free copies are available from Ulster Souvenirs, the Greater Shankill Partnership offices and the Belfast Welcome Centre.

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