1. United Kingdom
  2. County Antrim
  3. Belfast
  4. Shankill Road

Belfast: Falls and Shankill Road Murals Political Tour

Product ID: 176964
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Learn about Belfast's troubled history on a 3-hour walking tour with both Republican and Loyalist ex-political prisoners. Explore their neighborhoods and hear their personal stories and the stories of their communities on both sides of the physical wall.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore Belfast's conflict with ex-prisoners directly involved in The Troubles
  • Take part in the only tour that explains both the Loyalist and Republican sides of history
  • Hear first-hand accounts from men and women who went to prison for their beliefs
  • Take the chance to ask any questions you wish
  • Discover Belfast's political murals on the Falls and Shankill Roads by foot
Full description
Explore Belfast through the political conflict known as The Troubles. Walk on both sides of the Peace Line with those who served time in the prisons of Northern Ireland. Hear stories from both the Republican and Loyalist communities about the effects of the conflict, and learn about the political murals of the area from a unique perspective.

Meet a Republican ex-political prisoner for a guided walk along the infamous Falls Road. See the signs of the community's desire to be part of an Irish Republic. Then, pass through the gates to the predominately Protestant area of the Shankill Road to meet a Loyalist ex-political prisoner and investigate the determination of those who wished to remain part of the United Kingdom.

Discover the powerful impact of The Troubles on the city and its residents. Investigate the real stories beyond the history books with first-hand accounts from those intimately involved. Explore the world’s largest outdoor art gallery as you examine the many murals, and get the opportunity to sign the Peace Wall and leave your thoughts alongside those of Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama.
  • 3-hour guided tour by 2 ex-prisoners
  • Live translation to Spanish
  • 2 different perspectives on The Troubles

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Meeting point

Meet outside Divis Tower Apartment Building, Divis Street Belfast, BT12 4QA

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Know before you go
• The tour is approximately 3 hours long and covers a distance of 4 kilometers; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• This tour is not suitable for children under 14 years old
• The recent period known as The Troubles is a very contentious time, the purpose of this tour is to give you an insight into this era. Any statements and opinions expressed by the guides are strictly their own, and GetYourGuide and the local tour provider do not endorse any political view, or the promotion of any political agenda; the guides are contracted to share their points of view
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Belfast Free Walking Tour

Product ID: 176964