Led by expert guides and conflict historians, ‘A History of Terror’ is a multi-award winning city center walking tour of Belfast. In over 1.5 miles and over 2 hours, it will explain the history of ‘The Troubles’ and the path to peace and reconciliation.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
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Learn how and why the Troubles began
Discover what it was like to live here through the conflict
Witness the reconciliation, regeneration and how far things have come
Starting from the front gates of Belfast City Hall, you will visit 8 sites in the city center where some of the most tragic events of the conflict occurred. The tour will allow you to explore and understand the most turbulent period in Belfast’s recent past and what it was like to live here during the Troubles. While walking through the Cathedral Quarter and finishing on the banks of the river Lagan beside Waterfront Hall, the tour will also explain the peace building process and demonstrate the reconciliation and regeneration which has taken place in the city since the ceasefires in the early 1990s.
The tour is a way for you to get a real feel for the history of this city and be transported back in time through the rich and detailed storytelling. Get to witness how far the city has come from those dark days and see Belfast in a new light.
Your trained guides are amongst the most knowledgeable conflict historians in Northern Ireland. The tour is recognized as being unbiased, objective and historically accurate. It is suitable for all visitors to Belfast, regardless of how much or little they already know of the troubled past. Efforts will be made to answer all your questions.
Professional local guide
Earpieces to allow you to hear the guide more easily
What’s Not Included
When you get there
Front gates of Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square North, Belfast.
• Not recommended for children under the age of 12
• The tour will take place regardless of the weather
• Check the forecast and dress accordingly
• A waterproof jacket is recommended just in case of showers, as is warm clothing during the winter months
• Belfast city center is completely flat, so no hills or steps are involved. However, wearing comfortable footwear is advised