The tour starts after we meet at Belfast's City Hall. Your guide will help you understand how the city developed from a small settlement to the "Northern Powerhouse" in Ireland. You'll hear about the major industries based in Belfast and how they played a part in our troubled history and the partition of Ireland. You’ll also discover why Northern Ireland is the cause of Brexit failure. You'll visit the Titanic & War Memorials plus the main sites associated with the Linen industry and the Victorian period. You'll discover the major figures from Belfast and find out how religion and cultural divisions impacted Ireland and Belfast in particular. You then move to the oldest parts of town including the Cathedral Quarter and High Street areas. Your guide will point out some amazing street art along the way and tell you the stories behind some of the stand-out pieces and how they reflect our conflict. You'll hear about famous people, times and places and you'll discover how the legacy of the troubles has changed the landscape of the area. You'll witness the recent changes to the city and how the Titanic disaster became a success. Your tour will ends at the city Hall.
Aidan & Kerena
We are qualified and experienced Blue Badge Tourist guides - the best qualification in Northern Ireland. we're Friendly, have a great sense of humour and have a passion for our home city. We started "Walking Tours Belfast" in March 2019 offering professional tours for discerning tourists. We both love local culture, street art, history, meeting new people and sharing our love of our city. We have previous office-based careers but wanted to get out and meet new people. We have extensive experience taking walking and coach tours around Northern Ireland. We've lived in Belfast all our lives including the 30 years of "TROUBLES" - we can explain the background, our life during the period and the legacy we live with today.
Audio Amplification will be used so everyone on the tour can hear the guide clearly.
You'll discover the Anti Home Rule Covenant signed by 500,000 to stop Irish Independence. You'll Visit Inst. College and learn how Penal Laws led to Scots Irish immigration that influenced the American Declaration of Independence. Cathedral Quarter - you'll discover the amazing Street Art and learn about the links between Belfast and Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders and the Titanic. See our leaning Albert Clock, the Big Fish and hidden bars .
Your guide will have branded clothing and umbrella. The meeting point is opposite Visit Belfast Information office. The tour covers approx 1.5 miles and lasts 2 hours.