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The History of the Troubles walking tour of Belfast

Free cancellation
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Availability: Seasonal calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Learn how the Troubles began and the stories of the people involved

Visit Belfast with a guide capable of answering any question you might have

Get a real feel for the history of the city

Discover art, architecture, bars and museums in parts of the city you may not otherwise have found

What to expect

Between 1971 and 1998 Belfast City Centre was the setting for many tragic incidents of "the Troubles". This unique walking tour of the City Centre visits the actual sites of some of the most significant events.
In the course of the tour, you will learn how the Troubles began, the stories of the people involved, their place in the conflict and the effect these attacks and incidents had on the city and its people. It will also show you how far the city has come since the ceasefires and the Peace Process. The walking tour will allow you to get a real feel for the history of the city, as it offers total locational authenticity; you will be brought to the sites of many of the most significant incidents in the history of the Troubles, such as Bloody Friday, when 23 car bombs were driven into the city, resulting in a huge loss of life.
This period of our history can appear hugely confusing to visitors to our city, and you may have many questions; we guarantee our guides are capable of answering each and every one!
The History of Terror tour is one of the most unbiased, engaging and accessible insights into the conflict for visitors of nearly all ages. Also, in addition to the history of the Troubles, you'll have the chance to discover art, architecture, bars and museums in parts of the city you may not otherwise have found.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

What's included

Walking tour

Tour guide


Donegall Square North, Belfast, UK

Meeting point:

Our meeting point is the front gates of Belfast City Hall in Donegall Square North. Your guide will be clearly identifiable by their black jacket or t-shirt with the DC Tours logo on the left breast.


Tours run every day, starting at 10:30 am.


DC Tours

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • The tour covers 2 miles
  • The tour will take place regardless of the weather: check the forecast and dress accordingly
  • We advise you wear comfortable footwear
  • Please note that this tour is recommended for those over 12 years of age but those under 12 are welcome to join for free at their discretion