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City Tour

Historic City Tour

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Belfast’s Troubled History Tour

From Conflict and Terror to Peace and Prosperity

Tour Information

  • Tours on Saturday and Sunday and at 12 noon and on all planned Cruise Ship Days

  • Tours last 2 hours and the price is £17.50 per person plus a small booking fee

  • The meeting point is in front of the maim gates of Belfast City Hall

  • The tour covers approximately 1.5 miles and the ground is level

  • Look for Guide with distinctive Blue Umbrella and Walking Tours Belfast branded clothing

  • Tour will finish close to the City Hall

Tour Description

The tour starts after we meet at the front gates of Belfast's City Hall. Your guide will help you understand how the city developed from a small settlement to the "Northern Powerhouse" in Ireland. You'll hear about the major industries based in Belfast and how they played a part in our troubled history and the partition of Ireland. You’ll also discover why Northern Ireland is the cause of the failures in the Brexit solutions.

After you get your bearings you'll visit the Titanic Memorial and the war memorial plus the main sites associated with the Linen industry and the Victorian period. You'll discover the major figures from Belfast and find out how religion and cultural divisions impacted Ireland and Belfast in particular. You then move to some of the oldest parts of town including the Cathedral Quarter and High Street areas. Your guide will point out some amazing street art along the way and tell you the stories behind some of the stand-out pieces and how they reflect our conflict. You'll hear about famous people, times and places and you'll discover how the legacy of the troubles has changed the landscape of the area.

You then visit the Laganside (waterfront) area and learn how the city has changed in recent years and how the Titanic disaster has been turned into a success. Your tour will end back at the City Hall.

The meeting point is outside the front gates of Belfast City Hall (Donegall Square North).

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Meeting Point - front gates of City Hall

Look for guide with branded clothing and blue umbrella

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