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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
From US$ 19.17
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 (475)
1 - 5 of 463 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Must do tour

Don't hesitate to book, totally worth it! Excellent tour, Gabe was our tour guide very informative and interesting. Definitely recommend!

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

Hi rach-cork Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review of Gabe's tour, it's massively appreciated. And it's fantastic to hear that you rate it so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 1 week ago
Now I understand thanks to a great tour by Mark!

You will not regret booking this tour. The highlight of our trip to Ireland! Very informative and the city and its history comes alive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judith M
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Judith It was lovely to meet you folks, and many thanks for taking the time to leave your review of my tour. It's massively appreciated and fantastic to hear that you rate it so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent mix of reverence and humour

One of my favourite walking tours and well worth paying for. Paul was a great guide (especially so since it was his birthday!) blending a huge amount of local knowledge that included the politics and the drama of the Troubles in Belfast. The balanced view...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sam P
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Informative and moving

Paul was an outstanding guide, as balanced, knowledgeable and informative as one could wish for. He even managed to lighten the subject matter with a little wry humour, where appropriate. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough for those wanting an insight into the Troubles.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew B
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Not the usual tour

This walk and talk was a great way to see Belfast through the eyes of a native who lived through The Troubles. Especially for those who either don't know the complex history or who think they do, this balanced and informative tour is a real...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CGarlock
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Sarah H
29 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
29 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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