‘A History of Terror’ is a multi-award winning city centre walking tour which explores the history of the Troubles and the path to peace.
Running daily at 10.30am, ‘A History of Terror’ starts at Belfast City Hall where your expert local guide explains how and why the Troubles started. Over two hours and 30 minutes you will then visit seven locations in the city centre where some of the most important 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 grow up and live here during the Troubles.
Whilst walking through the Cathedral Quarter and finishing on the banks of the River Lagan, 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 1990s.
The tour is recognised as unbiased, objective and historically accurate. It is suitable for all visitors to Belfast, regardless of how much or little you already know of our troubled past. DC Tours’ guides were all born in Belfast in the 1960s. They grew up in the city during the Troubles. They are among the most knowledgeable conflict historians in Northern Ireland and ready to answer all of your questions.
The tour is a way for you to get a real feel for the history of the city. Many guests say they have felt transported back in time through the rich and detailed story-telling. You will witness how far the city has come since those dark days and see Belfast in a new light.
‘A History of Terror’ has been the No.1 walking tour in Belfast since 2014. It is rated as ‘5 Stars - Outstanding’ by Tourism Northern Ireland. It was Highly Commended at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards in 2019 in the category ‘Authentic NI Experience of the Year’. Lead guide, Paul Donnelly, was named ‘Top UK Tour Guide’ at the Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2019. The tour was named the No.4 Experience in the U.K. at TripAdvisor’s ‘Traveller’s Choice’ Awards in 2019 – the highest rated attraction outside London. DC Tours were the first Belfast tour company to achieve a silver award from Green Tourism.
- Per Person £18