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DC Tours - A History of Terror

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Address: | Belfast City Centre, Belfast BT1 5GS, Northern Ireland
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+44 7716 949460
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A History of Terror is the No.1 walking tour in Belfast. The 2 hour tour...

A History of Terror is the No.1 walking tour in Belfast. The 2 hour tour covers 2 miles and visits 8 sites in Belfast city centre where some of the most historically important incidents of the conflict known as 'the Troubles' took place. You will learn about the Troubles, discover the stories of the people involved, the reasons why the conflict started, how the peace process took shape and the journey to the active, vibrant city you see today. Led by guides who are natives of Belfast and Conflict Historians, the tour is unbiased, educational and factual and has been described as 'Great value and a fantastic experience'.

From January 2017 the tour is available every day, but must be booked in advance. It normally runs in the mornings from Sunday to Friday, and on Saturday afternoons. Please email us to confirm times and availability.

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If you can only fit in one tour, this is it.

The title speaks volumes. If you love historical walking tours, this is the tour for you. Out of 2 visits to Belfast, I must say this is the most memorable of all my tours both... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The title speaks volumes. If you love historical walking tours, this is the tour for you. Out of 2 visits to Belfast, I must say this is the most memorable of all my tours both visits. Paul the tour guide was absolutely fabulous, and just a kind gem of a man in general. There were only 3 people inclusive of... More 

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

Hi Susan, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed and insightful review, it is hugely appreciated. It is fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed Paul's tour and that it's the highlight of all your trips to Belfast, that makes us very happy! Best regards, Mark More 

Taunton UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you do nothing else while in Belfast - do not miss this tour. We spent the morning with Paul totally engrossed with his knowledge, humour and insight into the troubled history of the city centre. Paul's approach is talking about the "elephant in the room" head on, with a balanced and personal touch. I have been on many tours... More 

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

Hi Dazzer, It's really great to hear you rate Paul's tour that highly. So glad you took the time to leave your review and let us know! Thanks a million! Mark More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic tour back in October with Paul and only just getting round to reviewing! We booked before we went after narrowing down the options and met Paul outside City Hall at our allotted time, he was there first. Luckily for us it turned out to be just the two of us so we had our own personal tour... More 

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

Hi Law03, Thanks a million for coming back after all this time to leave your review. It's hugely appreciated! And it's fantastic to hear that Paul's tour was the highlight of your trip, that makes us really happy! Best regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paul was an excellent guide who gave a balanced view of a complex part of history. It has left a lasting impression about what it means to be a victim/survivor and what reconcilation really means. Great to see a city rising up and rebuilding itself.

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

Hi Barton, It's really great to know that Paul's tour was memorable and thought-provoking! Thanks so much for your review, it means a lot to us to hear what our guests think of the tour! Best regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a tour with Paul Donnelly on March 10...the History of Terror tour. Unlike many tour guides you find around the world, Paul is an outstanding teacher with an insider's, and an academic's, knowledge of the Troubles. He is articulate, engaging, knowledgable, funny, and committed to reconciliation tourism, not sensational tourism. DC Tours is a GREAT addition to the... More 

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

Hi James, Thanks so much for taking the time to review Paul's tour. It's fantastic to hear how highly you rate us, and our contribution to our city's tourism offering! Best regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to learn the real history of Belfast while seeing the sights, this is the tour for you! Paul brought it all to life - the good, the bad, the horrific... yet he still managed to bring out the personal stories and make it interesting rather than depressing. Great tour guide, would recommend asking for Paul by name!... More 

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

Hi Emmylou, Thanks a million for reviewing our tour and for rating Paul so highly! He said he had a great time taking you guys on the tour! Best wishes, Mark More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend this very highly both to tourists and locals. As a local who already knew the guide from school days I found it very informative and reminded me how far we have come from the darkest days of the Troubles. A timely reminder that for all our current political problems we are still in a far better place now.

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

Hi phamilton, Thanks so much for taking the time to review the tour and for rating us so highly. It always means a lot to hear what people who grew up here think of what we do! Best regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply - this tour is outstanding. If you do nothing else in Belfast - do this tour. Paul was a knowledgeable and fascinating guide. This is a professional and truly courteous company. I cannot recommend this tour enough.

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

Hi pita, We love your review, - short and sweet! Thanks so much for the feedback and great to hear how highly you rate us! Best regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic tour of Belfast city with the knowledgeable and informative Paul. If you are looking for a tour which allows you to learn about the Troubles in Belfast in an educational and captivating way, then let Paul show you around the sites of the city centre. I am so glad we spent the 2 and half hours... More 

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

Hi Sasha, Thanks a million for taking the time to review our tour and for letting us know how much you enjoyed it! We do have another tour, of the murals and peacelines of west Belfast. Normally it's only available for school and university groups, but for you we'll make an exception!! Give me a call next time you're coming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and 2 friends went on this tour today! We found and booked it last min ladt night and we were surprised at how quickly the company got back to us! We got off to an interesting start at the town hall and it just got better from then on. Really brilliant day definitely book it up much better than... More 

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Hi amyf87, Thanks for taking the time to review the tour and for rating us so highly, it's hugely appreciated! Best regards, Mark More 

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