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Belfast: Political Conflict 3-Hour Walking Tour

1. Belfast: Political Conflict 3-Hour Walking Tour

Venture beyond the guide books and explore Belfast through the political conflict known as “The Troubles.” Walk the streets on both sides of the Peace Line with men and women who have served time in the prisons of Northern Ireland for standing up for their beliefs. Hear stories from both the Republican and Loyalist communities about the effects of the conflict, and get explanations about the political murals that tell the history and culture of the area from a unique perspective. Start by meeting a Republican ex-political prisoner for a guided walk along the infamous Falls Road. See visible signs of the community's desire to be part of an Irish Republic. Then, pass through the electronically-controlled gates to the predominately Protestant area of the Shankill Road, where you will meet a Loyalist ex-political prisoner to investigate the determination of the locals who wish to remain part of the United Kingdom. For more than 30 years “The Troubles” have had a powerful impact on the city and its residents. Very few people were unaffected by the violence, and everyone has a tale to tell. Investigate the real stories beyond the history books with first-hand accounts from those intimately involved. Explore the world’s largest, outdoor art gallery as you examine the many murals, and get the opportunity to sign the Peace Wall and leave your thoughts alongside those of Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama.

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Belfast: Conflicting Stories Political Taxi Tour

2. Belfast: Conflicting Stories Political Taxi Tour

Venture beyond the guide books and explore Belfast through the political conflict known as “The Troubles.” Walk the streets on both sides of the Peace Line with people who have spent time in prison for their beliefs. Hear stories from both the Republican and Loyalist communities about the effects of the conflict, and get explanations about the political murals. Hear about the history and culture of the era from two unique perspectives. Start by meeting a Republican ex-political prisoner for a drive along the infamous Falls Road. See visible signs of the community's desire to be part of an Irish Republic. Pass through the electronically-controlled gates to the largely Protestant area of the Shankill Road, where you will meet a Loyalist ex-political prisoner/local British soldier to get the Loyalist perspective. Investigate the real stories of The Troubles beyond the history books with first-hand accounts from those intimately involved. Sign the Peace Wall and leave your thoughts alongside those of Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama.

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Belfast: Line of Duty Walking Tour with HOHO City Pass

3. Belfast: Line of Duty Walking Tour with HOHO City Pass

Go behind the camera of the popular television series Line of Duty and have the chance to stand on the spots of your on-screen heroes. Find the locations where some of the most exciting and memorable scenes were filmed. See the location of a dramatic arrest, an ambush during prisoner transportation, and the finding of a dead body. Have plenty of opportunities to take photographs. Learn about the real-life inspiration for this crime drama. Hear anecdotes about filming, between takes shenanigans, and snippets from the show’s impressive cast list from your knowledgeable guide. After the tour, ride around the city at your own pace with the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and make stops wherever you like. See the ever-changing Titanic Quarter, the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, and now an exciting new development for the city. Explore modern Belfast and hear the political story of the city, see the murals on the Falls Road and Shankill Road. Make a stop at the Belfast Peace Wall where you can hop off and leave your mark.

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What people are saying about Shankill Road

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 430 reviews

Everyone who is interested in learning about the troubles in Northern Ireland, particularly West Belfast, should take this tour. It is insightful to hear from both sides exactly what they went through from people who experienced it first hand. The tour us upsetting and thought provoking but definitely a must whilst in Belfast. Thank you to the guides who experienced such atrocities and still talk about it to tourists everyday.

Absolutely fascinating tour, getting to hear the stories from both sides of political prisoners of the time. It was hard listening at times, but such a great idea to get both sides I'd the story when there is usually only one narrative. The walk isn't actually that far as there is a lot of stopping, but still wear good comfortable shoes!

The tour provides a great insight into the troubled history of two communities within one city. Can only recommend!

Really enjoyable tour you get both sides of the story from 2 excellent guides who have lived through it

Excellent experience, be aware, you can book this direct with yellow umbrella for £10 cheaper.