Guided tour

Belfast: A History of Terror Walking Tour

Activity provider: DC Tours
Guided tour

Belfast: A History of Terror Walking Tour

Activity provider: DC Tours

From US$ 24.58 per person

Take an inspiring journey through war and peace on a multi-award-winning city center walking tour of Belfast. Learn the history of The Troubles and the path to peace and reconciliation.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discover how 800 years of history brought about the Troubles in the 1960s
  • Learn about life in Belfast during the Troubles from local expert guides
  • Stand where history happened at the actual sites of the important events
  • Hear how peace was achieved and witness the reconciliation and regeneration
  • Visit the Forgotten Troubles Memorial and learn about challenges still faced
Full description

Learn the turbulent 20th-century history of Belfast on an award-winning sightseeing tour. Visit 8 sites in the city center where some of the most tragic events of The Troubles took place. Learn what it was like to live in the city when the threat of bombs was ever-present.  Walk through the developing Cathedral Quarter, with St. Anne's Cathedral at its heart, and hear about the peace process and regeneration that has taken place in the city since the ceasefires of the early 1990s.

Get a feel for the real history of the city and be transported back in time through the detailed storytelling of your local expert guide. Born in the years the Troubles began, they weave their own stories and experiences into their tour and bring the history to life. Your guides are amongst the most knowledgeable conflict historians in Northern Ireland, and the tour is recognized as being unbiased, objective and historically accurate. It is suitable for all visitors, regardless of how much or little they may already know of the troubled past.

  • Local expert guide
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

Meet at the front gates of Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square North, Belfast. Your guide will be wearing a black jacket or t-shirt with the 'DC Tours' logo on the left breast.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years old
  • The tour will take place regardless of the weather. Check the forecast and dress accordingly
  • A waterproof jacket is recommended in case of rain. Warm clothing is strongly recommended in the winter months
  • Belfast city center is completely flat, so no hills or steps are involved. However, comfortable footwear is advised
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 136 reviews

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The whole experience was brilliant. Steve was a great guide, very knowledgeable, passionate and balanced in his views on all that had happened. A real eye opener in terms of how and why the events came to pass, and an insight into what it might have been like to live through those times.

March 24, 2023

This tour was really top-notch from start to finish. You start at City Hall where the stage is set via a brief history of how Northern Ireland came into existence. You then walk through the streets and get to not only see the places where major events happened but learn about the decisions that made those events happen. I really think this tour is worthwhile and the tour guide was excellent.

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March 24, 2023

This tour was my favourite activity whilst in Belfast. Our tour guide, Paul, was exceptional. His knowledge and unbiased perspective provided a great insight to the history of the troubles. Every now and then he was draw on his own experiences whilst growing up in Belfast and the stories hit pretty hard. The tour is entirely based on real events. If you take any walking tour of Belfast, this is the one. Absolutely not to be missed.

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March 24, 2023

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