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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
US$ 20.18
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.

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Fascinating, informative, a must do

Gabe was our guide and his unbiased and informative style helped us learn so much about the history of this conflict. He took us to several sites in the City Centre where various attacks took place, and described the people and the incidents in such...More

Thank HappyNCTraveler
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi HappyNCTraveler 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 Gabe's tour so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 5 days ago
A POIGNANT AND TROUBLING DAY

As a child, I saw the “troubles” through a television set and some pictures in Life magazine. Paul, our guide, is a teacher now with a degree in political science but lived through the troubles as a child. When he was four a store a...More

Thank RobHum
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Robhum 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 Paul's tour so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 1 week ago
John our tour guide made the 70's come back to life

This was a great opportunity to get a feel for what was going on in 70's that brought such death and disorder to a lovely country. A very pleasant walk through the down town core, bring back the memories of the tensions between Protestants and...More

Thank Ron6674
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Ron6674 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 the tour so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 1 week ago
Well worth the time!

Paul Donnelly is an excellent guide, not only walking us through some downtown sites where seminal events took place, but also giving us some personal perspectives during reconciliation. Belfast is a Northern Irish city, more traumatized than most by sectarian violence. The tour is well...More

Thank Montreal-Mathman
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Montreal-Mathman 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 Paul's tour so highly! Best regards, Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Troubles walking tour of Belfast

This is a fantastic walking tour of Belfast. Learnt so much about the Troubles. Great tour guide with so much personal insight.

Thank ASF161
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi ASF161 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 our tour 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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southerncath
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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