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DC Tours - A History of Terror

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Dead Centre Tours
 07716 949 460

This is an award-winning city centre walking tour explaining the History of the Troubles.

‘A History of Terror’ is an award-winning city centre walking tour explaining the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the path to peace and reconciliation.

Starting at Belfast City Hall, we visit 8 sites 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 here 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 1990’s.

The tour is a way for you to get a real feel for the history of our city, – many of our guests say they have felt transported back in time through the rich and detailed story-telling. You will get to witness how far the city has come from those dark days and see Belfast in a new light.

Our trained guides are amongst 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 our troubled past.

The tour normally runs once per day at 10:30, except on Saturdays, when the start time is 14:00. Advance booking is essential to ensure a tour is running and available on your chosen day.

The tour lasts approximately 2 to 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 will take place regardless of the weather. We suggest 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 we do advise you wear comfortable footwear.

We can also accommodate private bookings for groups and have an extensive range of tours and activities for study and educational groups.
To book please contact us by email at or by visiting our website