More than The Troubles WalkingTour

Belfast, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Aidan Walker

2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

The tour starts after we meet at Belfast's City Hall. Your guide will help you understand how the city developed from a small settlement to the "Northern Powerhouse" in Ireland. You'll hear about the major industries based in Belfast and how they played a part in our troubled history and the partition of Ireland. You’ll also discover how Brexit has impacted Northern Ireland.

You'll visit the Titanic & War Memorials plus the main sites associated with the Linen industry and the Victorian period. You'll discover the major figures from Belfast and find out how religion and cultural divisions impacted Ireland and Belfast in particular. You then move to the oldest parts of town including the Cathedral Quarter and High Street areas. Your guide will point out some amazing street art along the way and tell you the stories behind some of the stand-out pieces and how they reflect our conflict. You'll hear about famous people, times and places and you'll discover how the legacy of the troubles has changed the landscape of the area.

You'll witness the recent changes to the city and how the Titanic disaster became a success.

Your tour will close to the city Hall.

The tour covers approx 1.5 miles and lasts 2 hours.
The tour starts after we meet at Belfast's City Hall. Your guide will help you understand how the city developed from a small settlement to the "Northern Powerhouse" in Ireland. You'll hear about the major industries based in Belfast and how they played a part in our troubled history and the partition of Ireland. You’ll also discover how Brexit has impacted Northern Ireland.

You'll visit the Titanic & War Memorials plus the main sit…

What's included

  • Equipment

    Audio receivers and earphones will be provided to facilitate social d...

Meet your host, Aidan Walker

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 48 Reviews
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We are experienced Blue Badge Tourist guides - the best qualified guides in Northern Ireland.
We're friendly, have a great sense of humour and have a passion for our home city.
Our tours are limited to small groups so you'll have a more personalised experience.
We help you discover our culture, street art, history.
We have extensive experience taking walking and coach tours around Northern Ireland.
We've lived in Belfast all our lives including the 30 years of " The TROUBLES" - we can explain the background, our life during the period and the legacy we live with today.
We have previous office-based careers but wanted to get out and meet new people and share our passion for our home city.
We are experienced Blue Badge Tourist guides - the best qualified guides in Northern Ireland.
We're friendly, have a great sense of humour and have a passion for our home city.
Our tours are limited to small groups so you'll have a more personalised experience.
We help you discover our culture, street art, history.
We have extensive experience taking walking and coach tours around Northern Ireland.
We've lived in Belfast all our lives including the 30 years of " The TRO…
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Where you'll be

You'll discover the Anti Home Rule Covenant signed by 500,000 to stop Irish Independence.
You'll Visit Inst. College and learn how Penal Laws led to Scots Irish immigration that influenced the American Declaration of Independence.
Cathedral Quarter - you'll discover the amazing Street Art and learn about the links between Belfast and Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders and the Titanic.
See our leaning Albert Clock, the Big Fish and hidden bars .

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

Yann
August 2021
Aidan was extremely knowledgable and his walking tour is a perfect way to discover the history and culture of Belfast. He was easy going and answered all our questions, couldn’t recommend it more highly.
Danny
July 2021
Aidan is a charismatic and knowledgeable tour guide who really opened my eyes to Belfast. Recommended to anybody visiting Belfast, especially to folk who are visiting for the first time.
Myrona
July 2021
Great tour! Extremely entertaining and informational. Aidan knows his history - past and present. He shares personal experiences and knowledge of his city! Definitely recommend his tour of this energizing city!
Peter
June 2021
A really nice historical walking tour of central Belafast, going from City Hall to the Big Fish statue by the River Lagan. Aidan of course discusses the Troubles, but also Belfast and history more generally. Very informative and I got a lot of out of it. Note that the tour doesn't cover the sectarian murals of Belfast, as those are largely in areas away from the city centre and are better covered by the Black Taxi Tours. However, I'd strongly recommend Aiden's walking tour as a great background before going on the latter.
Dace
September 2020
Thrilling experience. If you like history and you like to know exactly how it was, definitely order tour with Aidan. He is super tour guide as he was living in all this troubles and grown up. he were in action centre and he seen all the troubles for all 30 years! Can not be better guide for sure. His knowledge about history is real good and you can feel how crazy things were back then. Its a lot of information, but all so so good and interesting. I m still surprised as in this days people do have segregations between their opinions. Aidan was very friendly personality and easy understanding his tour talk. Definitely suggesting take this tour!
Naomi
February 2020
Aidan is an excellent guide who shared first hand experience and knowledge of the history of Belfast. This was an excellent tour and I learned a lot about the politics and history of Northern Ireland. A very highly recommended experience with a great guide.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.