Dr Tom is a Belfast historian, resident and Green Badge Tour Guide offering guided historical walking tours through Belfast’s complex past.
Dr Tom offers a variety of guided walking tours. These include:
- People & Places: a general introduction to the fascinating individuals, places and events that have shaped Belfast’s history.
- Diseases & Drs: learn about Belfast’s medical past detailing the plagues and pestilence that affected the health and wellbeing of the population from the 1750s.
- Buildings & Bricks: explore the rich and diverse religious, municipal and commercial architecture of the city centre.
- Queen’s Quarter: discover the interesting buildings, gardens and public art around Queen’s University in south Belfast.
- Belfast Blitz during the Second World War: learn about the aerial bombing raids which extensively damaged Belfast’s city centre and claimed over 1,000 lives during April and May 1941.
- Titanic Quarter and Maritime Belfast: a voyage through Belfast’s historic Titanic Quarter to discover the city’s docks, shipyards, naval heritage and how the Titanic was built.
Check out the website to see possible dates for tours or arrange a private tour. Bespoke tours available for groups or individuals.
Advice for the tours:
- Wear comfortable shoes and warm and waterproof clothing appropriate to the season as Belfast’s weather can be wet, windy and changeable.
- All tours are wheelchair accessible.
Top Reasons To Visit
- Qualified Green Badge Tour Guide and affiliate of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
- Published historian, holding a PhD from King’s College London and active in local history projects
- Local resident who has wide ranging knowledge and experiences of the city
- Hear tales about the Belfast you won’t find on the internet
- Various themed walking tours to bespoke private tours for everyone
Your Tour Guide
Tom of Dr Tom’s Tours is a local Belfast resident and historian with an enthusiasm for the city’s past. A Qualified Green Badge Tour Guide, he is an affiliate of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the UK wide membership body for professional guides. He is also a published historian, holding a PhD from King’s College London, active in local community history projects and has been a research associate at both Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.
To help reduce the spread of COVID, the following actions will be undertaken:
- The guide will keep a 2m distance and will wear a face shield.
- Guests may want to wear masks at all times and remain socially distant unless they are from the same household.
- We will only stop at places where we are out of the way of closely-passing pedestrians.
- To reduce the risk to everybody, all indoor visits are currently suspended.
- Hand sanitizing gel will be carried by the guide.