Shankill Road
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SharonJT67
Durham, UK5,280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We had a drive around the Shankhill area with our taxi driver before being dropped off at the hotel, lots of new murals since we last visited with the one of King Charles & a lovely one of the queen, still an area of intrigue with the political backdrop it has.
Written March 24, 2024
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Victoria Campbell
Southend-on-Sea, UK375 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Observed initially on the hop on hop off bus, and went back on foot. Fascinating wall art in the unionist area, tribute to HM the Queen and also homage to the King. I did not feel unsafe at all. People were friendly. Took a wander from here to the derilict Court House and the Jail. The street art continues on the walls in the surrounding area.
Written February 21, 2024
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK7,002 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We visited Belfast in July when the roads were closed for a day for parades on the 12th. Apparently, every year large parades are held by the Orange Order and Ulster loyalist marching bands, streets are plastered with union jacks and bunting, and large towering bonfires are lit in loyalist neighbourhoods. It seemed like everywhere we walked through central Belfast there was huge towering bonfires to be found - I don't know how they drag these wooden crates up a high tower that is several stories high!! but they do.

We first visited Shankill Road and Falls Road driving through as part of the Hop-On Hop-Off Red Bus Tour and then returned the next day and hopped off to see the murals and peace gardens in more detail. We found the tour bus to be interesting and very sad. Our tour guide explained that even now (25 years after the peace agreement) there's some things you can't say on the wrong side of the wall, such as "Sláinte" (Irish version of cheers) over drinks here in the Unionist area (Shankill Road). It is sad that there is still such hatred among neighbours.

We looked at doing one of the famous black taxi tours but found them to be very expensive, we feel we got a very good understanding of the troubles from sitting through the second half of the Hop-On Hop-Off Red Bus Tour, our bus guide was excellent.

Shankill Road is the Unionist area of Belfast and Falls Road is the Republican area. See the many murals on both sides depicting the struggle for power. The dividing wall and gate is still there separating the two communities. Once you cross over the gate you can clearly see a sharp and very quick change in the artwork. The murals change frequently and quickly, an artist can paint over someone's mural in a day.

Worth a visit and really gives an insight into the troubles. If visiting Falls Road, then you need to visit Shankill Road and vice versa. Worthwhile a visit with a guide to give an insight into the troubles.
Written September 7, 2023
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Martin G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Don't be put off by the negative reviews of visiting the Shankill Road. We went today on the public bus and walked around the area. Found the locals to be very friendly and very helpful. And we did it for a fraction of the price of a black cab tour or tour bus. Ok you don't get the expertise of the guided tours, but I found the locals more than happy to tell you about the various murals and memorials. All in all a good day out.
Written August 22, 2023
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Edward Bell
Manchester, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Dear lord what can be said

Scary awful dilapidated sectarian area

Best thing here is the road out and a fast car
Written August 21, 2023
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jorge c
Buenos Aires, Argentina16,573 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
As part of the black cab tour, we went by this area to learn about the differences between catholics and protestants and the events that lead to the actual peace.
Written May 31, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Th Shankill Road is the Unionist area of Belfast. It was a hot-spot during the Troubles. Thank goodness, the Troubles are behind us. The Shankill Road still has some reminders of times past; the murals are evocative of this troubled time in Ulster's history. Shankill Road is still a unionist stronghold, but visitors are more likely to have a drink rather than a fight. These days, visitors are welcome.
Written March 17, 2023
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jamie
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
The shankill area is full of very friendly and welcoming people good prices for food and bars are also nice
Written October 16, 2022
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froggy724
Hudson, WI168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We visited Shankill road on our black taxi tour and it was so very moving that I found myself falling silent at every corner. Must visit to truly know of the troubles.
Written September 18, 2022
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njcavalier
Chatham, NJ396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
On our recent stay in Belfast, we visited the Shankill area of the city. We toured through Shankill Road and Falls Road with a guide, learning the history of the area, including the events that occurred there during The Troubles. The Peace Wall and the many murals along the way (and the stories they tell) are definitely worth a visit for anyone going to Belfast.
Written September 3, 2022
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