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Address: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Activities: Driving
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$18*
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City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Busy historical arterial route into Belfast

This road has many interesting areas. My favourites are the murals. They depict the support for the Union and the loyalty to the crown. The people are very friendly and have a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

DISGUSTED!! Went to andreas for a milkshake and they wouldnt serve us as we arrived and 9.45. The shop doesnt close until 10! Not good service at all!!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This road has many interesting areas. My favourites are the murals. They depict the support for the Union and the loyalty to the crown. The people are very friendly and have a few stories to tell.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visited on the open top bus. However missed a lot of the commentary due to the old loud Diesel engine overpowering the guides voice. Would definitely recommend the Belfast City tour bus however I would make sure I was on a newer quieter bus. The tour is very good value for money and the staff are very helpful. The ticket... More 

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BELFAST
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Shankill Road is a lot shorter and smaller than it was but it is still worth visiting to get a flavour of what it was like during and before the recent troubles. This road is a tiny Working Class Protestant Loyalist (Ulster Scots) Area which is almost completely surrounded Roman Catholic Nationalists (Irish) Areas and it is worth having... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For all the history behind this road, it is worth visiting. Get an experienced tour guide who knows the history or was part of it.

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