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Shankill Road

Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #24 of 155 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Activities: Driving
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Newport
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We did this as part of the red bus tour. Brought to life by the great tour guide. Would recommend highly - an experience that was one of the highlights of Belfast.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It's a strange feeling walking among these previously strife torn streets. The walls are covered with paintings depicting guns, fists and political aggression. It is a compelling mix and you simply must see this. No matter what your nationality, political affiliations or religious beliefs, this will stir deep emotions and leave you asking why we humans do this to each... More

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213 reviews 213 reviews
78 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Did this as part of our bus tour. It is very interesting and gave us a great insight into what life was like. Very historic! Worth a visit whilst in Belfast!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Brings home what it was like so not so many yrs ago never seen owt like it you can go on yr own or with guide

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Tallahassee, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our tour took us by this must see experience which brought home the anguish this city and country have been experiencing for so long. The sentiments expressed on the murals are amazing. You can see not only the partisan expressions as well as those trying to heal the wounds. The urban art is extraordinary. I cannot imagine living under these... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took the taxi tour during a quick stop on our way back down to Dublin. Our drivers took the time to show us around town and did an excellent job explaining the "troubles" to us. Worth the time and expense if you're close.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Like a lot I guess you are really not sure what is going to greet you when you visit the shankill road but I have to say any fears I did have were quickly put to one side. Great place to visit if you are wanting to see murals and lots of them. Locals were fantastic, very friendly. Dont be... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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173 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A great place to see and learn about what happened here! Puts the culture into real life! Did this on a black cab tour highly recommend this tour!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The taxi driver took off his sign on the top of his cab to drive us here. It is a very loyalist area with flags everywhere. We stayed for a couple of hours visiting different shops, pubs and sights. We were welcomed everywhere and I enjoyed having a laugh and a chat with the locals. My husband and I thoroughly... More

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A visit to the Shankill Road in west Belfast is an important part of Belfast if you've decided to tour the city, undoubtedly loyalist and not afraid to remind the visitor or passer by. Friendly people who'll gladly tell the tourist the loyalist side of west Belfast's Orange culture in a very busy location.

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