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Belfast Troubles Historical Walking Tour

  • 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
Belfast Troubles Historical Walking Tour
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Belfast Troubles Historical Walking Tour

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.  

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 8 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 yesterday via mobile
Excellent tour, brilliantly delivered

My friend and I went on this tour and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide, Gabe, was very informative and spoke honestly and calmly about the city's troubled past. The tour is completely unbiased and gives a very human insight into some of flashpoints...More

Thank Eamonn C
Reviewed 2 days ago
Interesting view of the city

Walking around with Paul and learning about not just the facts around the troubles but also how a young boy and his family lived through them was really interesting. My two children - including a teenage girl who is not easily interested in sightseeing -...More

Thank croenen
Reviewed 5 days ago
Interesting and impartial

Did this tour today. Gabe (Gabriel) was our guide and was totally impartial and fair throughout. I'm fromNorthern Ireland myself and work as a gide, so I'm in a position to say this. There has been a lot of talk in the local press about...More

Thank pcorken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A first-hand view of the Troubles

I thought I'd done my homework before my visit to Belfast. Although my head was full of facts and dates, I didn't have the perspective of what the time of the Troubles was like for the population of Belfast until I took this walking tour....More

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

Hi M.J.M. Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed review of our tour, it's always great to hear when we have helped our guests really understand context and perspectives! And thank you for rating us so highly. If you would like...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Belfast dozens of times but never done anything touristy before. My parents are from Belfast and lived all through the troubles, so I grew up listening to all their stories. It was so interesting to hear about the history, the information was...More

2  Thank DebboMc11
Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi DebboMc11 Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review of Gabe's tour, it's massively appreciated. And it's fantastic to hear that you rate the tour so highly! Best regards, Mark

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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.
John S
29 April 2018|
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Response from Gabriela D | Reviewed this property |
Hey, the guy that runs this is really laid back and my tour never went inside a building so should be fine 😊
Kate C
19 April 2018|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
The one which meets at the Belfast City Hall is entirely different, covering events from the early seventies which occurred in the downtown area.
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