City Centre Attractions & Political Tour
Welcome to Belfast. During this fascinating tour we will stroll through Belfast's old alleyways and entries discovering the tales of the people who gave the city its wonderful character and discover over 400 years of history with a local guide. We will see all the most popular sights from the Victorian City hall to the leaning Albert Clock and experience the unique atmosphere of the city's pubs, restaurants, cafes and streets.
Belfast is also now becoming famous as an open-air gallery, with hundreds off murals painted on walls throughout the city. Let me take you through these once war-torn streets where now the murals tell the history. We will pass through the Peace wall that still divides the working class communities of the catholic Falls and Protestant Shankill. This tour is fast becoming the most popular tour in Ireland.
Because i'm a native I know all the shortcuts through the city and all the best places to visit, which will ensure you get the most out of your time.
The tour will start on the river Lagan, where Belfast was born. We will visit Custom House Square and The Albert Clock. We will then make our way through the city passing St George's Church, Joy's Entry, The Four Corners, The Merchant, St Anne's Cathaderal Quarter, The 1st Presbyterian Church, Kelly's cellars pub & St Mary's Chapel.
We will then travel into the two neighbourhoods most affected by "The Troubles" the catholic Falls & Protestant Shankill. We will see the world famous International wall, home to several murals, Conway Mill, an old linen mill, where we can have some lunch & visit the Republican Museum, The mural of Bobby Sands & the Sinn Fein office, Bombay st memorial garden & Clonard Monastery & then cross the peace wall and stop so you can leave your personalized message and see the spot where President Clinton and the Dalai lama left theirs.
We will see an Orange Lodge, murals of UVF volunteers, the Ulster Tower, Edward Carson, The WW1 Memorial Garden etc & then walk back into town.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The Big fish, the river Lagan
End location: The City Hall
Duration: 7 hours
This is a walking tour however transport can be provided for pick up and drop off for up to 6 passengers
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 sterling - If you want to get lunch and beverage
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Lorraine did an outstanding job providing us with an overview of the city and was very flexible and adaptable with adjusting the day to our pace. Her knowledge and ability to share it was quite professional and impressive. She was able to answer all questions...gave us the time we needed in each location and helped to make the day quite enjoyable. We learned a lot and really got a good feel for Belfast.