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Named Top 5 in the UK by TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards for 2019, DC Tours run an 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 guide will explain how and why the Troubles started and then over two hours and 15 minutes you will 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 being 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.  Our guides 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 scratch the surface and 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’ 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’. Our lead guide, Paul Donnelly, was named ‘Top UK Tour Guide’ at the Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2019.  The tour was awarded 4th place at TripAdvisor’s ‘Traveller’s Choice’ Awards for Activities in the United Kingdom in 2019 – the highest rated attraction outside London.

Afternoon tours starting at 2pm are also available from Thursday to Monday inclusive between June and September.

Private group bookings can also be accommodated for groups of eight or more and DC Tours has an extensive range of tours and activities for schools and university groups.

Tickets are available from Visit Belfast Welcome Centre. Visit deadcentretours.com for tour schedule and prices
  • Belfast City Hall
  • Donegall Square North
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 5GS

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