Guided tour

If Buildings Could Talk Tour Belfast

If Buildings Could Talk Tour Belfast

From US$ 14.67 per person

Explore Northern Ireland’s capital city on a guided sightseeing tour with a local guide and see some of Belfast's historical and iconic landmarks.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Hear about the biggest bank robbery in the UK
  • Learn how the Crown Bar got its iconic name
  • Explore the heartbeat of Belfast's nightlife
  • Admire the world-famous Europa Hotel
Full description

Take a guided walk through Belfast and hear stories of things that have happened to some of the most famous and not-so-famous buildings in the city.

You'll hear about the biggest ever bank robbery in the UK. See the grand Europa Hotel which at a time was the most bombed hotel in the world.

Walk past the historic Crown Bar, the most famous Bar in the city, and learn how it was almost wasn't called the Crown. Visit Bank Square, which the locals call the Bermuda Triangle, and find out why they give it that name.

Then, take a stroll along Cathedral Quarter, the heartbeat of Belfast nightlife, a place that was a no-go area 35 years ago but is now a hub of activity and socializing.

Finish off with stories of what were the best hotels in the country before the troubles forced them to close.

  • Guide
  • Stops at 18 different places
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Hearing-impaired people

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the Visit Belfast shop opposite the City Hall. The guide will be wearing a Blue Hi-Viz holding a blue flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour! Barney is such an amazing tour guide; he did his own research for this tour calling up or e-mailing the owners of the buildings to get to know all the amazing stories and knowledge he shares with you! My sister and I loved getting to know the history of the buildings and seeing them as figures of history rather than just dead structures that just stand there. Barney tells their stories so well that you really feel transported to each building's heyday!

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December 16, 2022

An enjoyable way to spend 2 hours. I have walked past these buildings and never knew the history behind them. The guide Barney was very knowledgeable and was also witty in how convied the information

January 7, 2023

Product ID: 414065