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Address: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Activities: Driving
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We took the Black Taxi Tour to see all the murals as we were told that it is safer than going on your own. While we were there though we saw lots of private rental cars and to us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We took the Black Taxi Tour to see all the murals as we were told that it is safer than going on your own. While we were there though we saw lots of private rental cars and to us there didn't seemany danger at all. Perhaps it is over rated so that you take a tour - having said that... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

That's what it means. Not the great shopping road it once was but you can still get a bargain. An integral part of the history of the troubles. Numerous murals and the site of the first coca cola factory on Ireland!

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sheffield, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Definitely interesting, didn't stop as on the tour bus, but the guide told us about the troubles. Learning that there is still a definite dividing wall was a real eye opener.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited both the Falls Road and the Shankhill Road on our visit to Belfast. Undoubtably the social and political history is vividly and fantastically displayed in the murals which adorn so many of the buildings. However, those of us who grew up with daily news stories depicting the horror of the troubles may find it difficult to perceive this... More 

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kirkcaldy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We went on the red bus £25 for two of us. We booked through reception in our hotel,they phoned the company to stop at the hotel for us. Wrap up ,if you sit up stairs outside,as the bus goes down the motorway. There was four of us on the trip, we all agreed the tour was good. The other couple... More 

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Passed through but did not stop as on a red bus tour. Very interesting place, tour guide told us lots of stories and pointed out where bombs had gone off during the troubles. Lots of murals on the side of buildings, really bright and coulorfull.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If like me you love home made real ice cream this is the place to go it's been open over 30 years and is the only real ice cream shop on the Shankill Road. Must visit on any sort of day. And really handy as its right in the middle of the Shankill tour 173 Shankill Road bt13

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arrochar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went on a bus sight seeing tours round Belfast and we went to shankkill rd was well worth seeing and to find that they still close the gates separateing the to sides of Belfast at night was an eye opener the irish people where verry friendly as well

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

its a must see when in Belfast It's part of the history and if you are of a certain age it will bring back memories of news stories from the time of the troubles It's a time of celebration there's no more trouble just pictures on a wall It's time to be grateful for what we have

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Due to this being one of the places at the heart of the troubles this place is one of interest. Yes it is a little run down but I walked down this street and found the locals to one of friendly and welcoming. And were happy to tell you stories of the past. There are various ways of seeing this... More 

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