A History of Terror Walking Tour
A History of Terror Tour is an award-winning and unbiased Belfast city centre walking tour which explains the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the path to peace and reconciliation. It has an 'Excellent' rating from Tourism Northern Ireland and been named 'Belfast Tour of the Year 2017' by the Luxury Travel Guide.
Starting at Belfast City Hall with one of our expert guides, you will visit 8 locations in the city centre where some of the most tragic events of the conflict occurred. The tour allows you to explore and understand the most turbulent period in Belfast’s recent past and what it was like to live in Belfast during the Troubles.
While walking through the Cathedral Quarter and finishing on the banks of the River Lagan, the tour will also explain our 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 our city. Many guests say they have felt transported back in time through the rich and detailed story-telling. Witness how far the city has come since those dark days and see Belfast in a new light.
The trained guides are among the most knowledgeable conflict historians in Northern Ireland. The tour is recognised as being balanced, objective and historically accurate. It is unbiased and suitable for all visitors to Belfast, regardless of how much or little they already know of the troubled past.
- The tour normally runs once per day at 10.30am, except on Saturdays, when the start time is 2.00pm.
- Advance booking is essential to ensure a tour is running and available on your chosen day.
- The tour lasts approximately 2 - 2½ hours and covers 2 miles.
- The meeting point is the front gates of Belfast City Hall.
- Recommended age for the tour is 12 years +.
- The tour is currently only available in English.
- The tour costs £15 per person.
The tour will take place regardless of the weather. It is recommended that you 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 Centre is completely flat, so no hills or steps are involved. However, do wear comfortable footwear.
Private bookings can also be accommodated for groups and DC Tours have an extensive range of tours and activities for study and educational groups.