Guided tour

Belfast: Political Murals, Street Art, and Peace Gate

Belfast: Political Murals, Street Art, and Peace Gate

Activity provider: Belfastology Walking Tours

From US$ 22.29 per person

Discover modern street art in Belfast with the help of your local professional guide. View the more controversial political murals in West Belfast & hear how the city is working with local communities to move towards peace through the Re-imaging project.

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Duration 3 hours
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Limited to 8 participants


  • View the best street art in the city
  • Learn about the history of the political movements through art
  • Visit the peace lines and local communities
Full description
On this 2.5 hour walk, you will discover some of the modern street art, by international street artists, for which Belfast is now becoming known. After meeting your guide, head into the west of the city to view some of the more controversial political murals. Hear how Northern Ireland is working with locals to create peace. You will also see a project called re-imaging murals, which aims to put street art or murals up that the local communities want to share with all that pass by. You will then pass through the loyalist Shankhill area. And the to the peace gates. And view the Peace wall. Taking in the international wall and political murals on the nationalist/republican falls road area. Before desending back into the city center again finishing not far from cityhall.
  • Lots of Photographic opportunities
  • You will get an indepth explaination of the troubles at the beginning and throughout the tour.
  • You'll get a good feel for the areas we walk through.
  • Gratuities are not included.

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Meeting point

In the center of St. Anne Square, Belfast

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day as it can be changeable
  • Wear shoes you are comfortable to walk in
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 35 reviews

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Marty was the absolute best. My friend and I had a private tour with him. He took us to all the murals of the troubles and explained how the communities are moving toward. He’s the most dynamic tour guide I’ve ever had. I highly recommend spending time with Marty while you’re in Belfast. He is so knowledgeable, interesting, and has such a passion for the city.

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November 27, 2022

Fabulous tour with Marti, was such a fascinating walk and covered so much in a really encapsulating yet respectful style particularly when passing through the Catholic and Protestant areas. Will be sending all my friends your way Marti, and will be sure to come back next time we’re in Belfast!

October 27, 2022

We covered a lot of ground on this tour, seeing many murals. I feel we went into areas of the city that we would have missed on or own. Marty, as a native, had a very insightful interpretation of The Troubles and how times are changing for the better. Definitely have a new understanding about this period in Belfast’s history.

May 30, 2022

Product ID: 190553