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Address: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 07808912543
Activities: Driving
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Fascinating to see this piece of history

We went down the Falls Rd a couple of times on the Hop on, Hop off bus and heard the explanation of The Troubles from the different onboard commentators. They present The Troubles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Ireland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I visited the Falls by private taxi hire/back cab hire after being recommended one such driver by the Open Top Bus Tour (bus tour just touches on these fascinating historical places and we wanted a more in depth look around). we were rewarded for spending the extra quid. The Falls is well worth the visit. Do not go to Belfast... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Took a trip here and to the Shankill Road. The visit gave an interesting perspective on a troubled and terrible time for the people of Northern Ireland and of Belfast in particular. Interesting as it is I can say I've seen it but won't rush back. Worth a visit though.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We went down the Falls Rd a couple of times on the Hop on, Hop off bus and heard the explanation of The Troubles from the different onboard commentators. They present The Troubles in quite an objective way and explain what happened at various times since the late 60's they explained the memorial gardens and various murals. We then decided... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Why on earth would anyone want to visit here? Murals and flags that glorify a bloody and violent past are quite disturbing. It is more colourful than the Shankill road but its very in your face. I would not go back and I would not recommend it. Its an embarrassment.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Using the Red Bus tour & having got my bearings I got off by the Peace Mural & walked along the Shankhill Road then turned left onto the Falls Road, I wanted to get a feel for the communities & area & check out the street art/murals. Maybe I was naïve but these are simply two housing areas with mains... More 

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snnrwd64
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I walked from the Europa to Falls Road then across the Peace Wall and back down Shankill. I stopped in a few shops and bars and mingled with the most friendly folks in the world...I recommend getting off the bus or taxis and walking this route. It is hard to believe the past problems in this area with all the... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visit the Shankill and visit the Falls, both streets are symbols of two different religions, two different political ideologies two different cultures, two different flags but visit them they look the same, the people are the same, they have the same problems and truth be told they are closer than even they know. Both streets run parallel to each other... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

To understand the conflict in the North you should visit the local pubs and republican murals, graveyards, monuments, to get both sides of the story visit the Shankill Road in a black cab tour.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

In stark contrast to some other parts of Belfast which tourists will be visiting, The Falls is representative of the poverty which now exists in Industrial Victorian Cities across the UK. The murals which adorn walls along the road, depicting domestic and international political messages, smack of bitterness, and fail to help promote what should be a more positive Post-Conflict... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Interesting, especially for tourists... but it could do with a touch of paint to spruce it up, and more could be added! Perhaps that's just the view of a belfastian that sees it all the time though :)

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Address: Address: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 07808912543
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast

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