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The photograph is of Castle Place and Donegall Place with Belfast City Hall in the distance.

Belfast City Walking Tours brings a range of interesting guided walking tours. We specialize in giving the visitor the BEST INTRODUCTION to the heart of Belfast.

Belfast developed between three rivers; the BLACKSTAFF, FARSET and the LAGAN. We invite you to...

GET AN INSIGHT INTO THE BELFAST OF THE PAST AND LEARN ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED AND WORKED ALONG THE BANKS OF THE THREE RIVERS AND FINALLY TO SEE BELFAST IN A NEW AND FASCINATING WAY

Tours can
also be arranged to start from a day, time and location of your choice.  Tours available all year


Tours include:

The HISTORIC WALKING TOUR that brings the past to LIFE! Take a walk through the heart of Belfast. Get an insight into Belfast from the 1600s to the present day. Learn about the people who lived and worked in this great city. See Belfast in a new and fascinating way. This informative and enjoyable tour takes you into the oldest section of the city. This is not 'a one tour fits all' and your guide will modify the contents to suit the interests of those taking part. In addition to seeing the Belfast City Hall, Ulster Hall, Albert Clock, St Anne's Cathedral, you will also see many local 'gems' like the murals of famous Northern Irish people and much more. Tour duration - Approximately 2 hours

*The Guide's Way. This Walking Tour is your tour guide’s own personal choice. THANKSGVING SQUARE: This female figure represents various allegorical themes associated with hope and aspiration, peace and reconciliation and is derived from images from Classical and Celtic mythology


* The Blackstaff Way.  Dealing with Victorian Belfast, its people and industries including the linen trade, the new King William 111 mural at Sandy Road, famous people including Lord Kelvin.. Photo: Two very hard working women you will meet in Great Victoria Street. Hear the fascinating story behind these sculptures.

* The Farset Way (The oldest part of Belfast)THE ALBERT MEMORIAL CLOCK, HIGH STREET. A 25 m.clock tower at the river end of High Street. It has a 1 1/2 m. tilt from the vertical, gaining it the nickname of BELFAST'S LEANING TOWER. The development of Belfast from a crossing place at the mouth of the River Farset to the creation of a major city within the British Empire and up to the present day.

* The Victorian Way.     The Belfast Botanic Gardens are situated between Queen's University and the River Lagan. Their long and interesting history began during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when there was a substantial upsurge of interest in botany, horticulture and gardening, and consequently the formation of 'Botanic Gardens' became very fashionable. Such gardens had already been established in Dublin and in Cork when the 'Belfast Botanic and Horticultural Society' was formed in 1827. In 1828 a 14 acre site was purchased outside the town at the junction of the Malone and Stranmillis Roads. This area was rendered suitable for the cultivation of botanical science and a botanical museum opened in the grounds.

* The Bible Way (Ideal for church groups)        The Thompson Memorial located just outside the BBC's Broadcasting House in Ormeau Avenue. Both the BBC and the Thompson Memorial are included in the Bible Way Tour. Throughout Belfast the Bible played a major role in the lives of its people like Vere Foster. His direction in life was changed by the verse: 'Go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven.'     Matt 19:21.

 The duration of each tour is 1 hour 30 minutes or 2 hours at no extra cost

*TAKE A WALK THE ULSTER COVENANT WAY

A 2 HOUR ULSTER COVENANT WALKING TOUR. Starts from Ulster Hall, Bedford Street, Belfast.
A Titanic story with a difference; your guide tells the story of the Ulster Covenant and events leading up to the first and second world wars in Northern Ireland.


2 HOUR COVENANT COACH TOUR (we do not provide a coach). The tour will take you to many places associated with the Ulster Covenant but requiring transport.

AT THE 'PEACE WALL' IN BELFAST

*THE BELFAST BLITZ TOUR  Belfast City Walking Tours & Coach Guide Services can take you on a two hour tour concerning the terrible events of the Belfast Blitz of April and May 1941. Many visitors to Belfast are not aware that Belfast was bombed in WW 2. As a result of the bombing over 1,000 civilians were killed and huge numbers injured. Almost half of the houses in Belfast were either destroyed or severely damaged. In the raid on the night of Easter Tuesday, 15th April 1941, more people were killed in one raid than in any other city outside of London. The tour will take you to many places where tragic events took place including a visit to the Blitz Murals; not often seen by tourists. The tour will also make you aware of the sufferings of the Belfast people during WW 2 and the part played by the people of Belfast was recognised by Prime Minister, Winston Churchill at the end of the war in Europe when he wrote:  

"But for the loyalty of Northern Ireland and its devotion to what has now become the cause of thirty governments or nations, we should have been confronted with slavery and death, and the light which now shines so strongly throughout the world would have been quenched."

 * Nightlights and Highlights Tour.           Experience the excitement of Great Victoria Street and the Dublin Road area as you mingle with the many people enjoying an evening in the centre of Belfast. A number of historic buildings are floodlit, including the City Hall. On the theme of lights, walking along Donegall Place and High Street, you will see an abundance of lighted shop windows. The tour also takes in Laganside, with special lighting effects on the bridges reflecting on the river. Along this fascinating and at places, very romantic, route, your Blue Badge guide brings to light the story of Belfast. The ‘Bigfish’ by John Kindness and the ‘Doll on the Ball’ by Andrew Scott are two of the main highlights of the tour. Following the walking tour, you have an opportunity to enjoy a light meal or even Deli Delights, in one of the many eating establishments offering a variety of dishes from around the world. So, next time you book an evening meal for a group make the evening really special by also booking a ‘Nightlights and Highlights’ walking tour.

* ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE COACH TOUR

 The duration of each tour is 1 hour 30 minutes or 2 hours at no extra cost

Email today: billy .dickson@ntlworld.com Tel: 028 90292631 

Mobile: 07974315293             


WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR TOURS...

A visit to Belfast will not be complete without experiencing the Blackstaff Way Guided Walking Tour. We are so certain that this will be one of the highlights of your visit to Belfast that it has been awarded our editors choice...
Peace Line Tours

'Blackstaff Way Guided Walking Tour Located at Belfast, Northern Ireland
Rated as Excellent.' Peace Line Tours http:/peacelinetours


'In June 1993, the BBC's Walter Love launched the Blackstaff Way and since then it has proved very popular with visitors from around the world. The walk takes in many interesting streets including Great Victoria Street. You see the oldest bridge in Belfast. You find out about the Mystery Stone from the Belfast Castle of 1708. There is so much to discover along the Blackstaff Way that you will find it to be the best introduction to the heart of Belfast.'          WGuides.com

' Belfast City Walking Tours offers a wide variety of interesting and informative guided walking tours, which are one of the best possible ways to acquire first-hand knowledge of Belfast's history and culture.'  Europe - Cities.com.  

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