Belfast’s Troubled History Tour
From Conflict and Terror to Peace and Prosperity
Tours start at 10am and 1pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and at 12 noon 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 front gates of Belfast City Hall opposite Visit Belfast Information Office (which is the drop-off/pick-up point for Cruise Shuttle bus)
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
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).
Meeting Point - front gates of City Hall
Look for guide with branded clothing and blue umbrella