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Address: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Activities: Driving
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Take the taxi tour

Do the taxi tour it is very informative. Good fun and a good account of recent history here in Belfast

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Canberra, Australia

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

As a Southerner, I've seen this road on tv all my life & it has chilled me. Going there & seeing all the Unionism right up in my face was a totally mind-blowing experience. This is an absolute MUST for anyone visiting Belfast.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very poor, not much to see unless you are into bad memories of the troubles, time to move on and offer something different for all the people who visit there

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Drove on/near the famous Skankill on the Belfast Open Top Bus tour. Well worth seeing, but read about it before you go so the importance, relevance, and presence of this place is not lost on you. Recommended.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Do the taxi tour it is very informative. Good fun and a good account of recent history here in Belfast

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Took a trip here and to the Falls 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I assume people think the Flags and Painted Kerbstones bring some notoriety and tourism to the area but it really just puts people off and I'm ashamed to say I'm from Belfast when I see the amount of flags, no matter what colour they are

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wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There are some wonderful murals along the Shankill road. All of them political but must depicting a personal sacrifice. It can be a very intimidating place, however if you visit in the daylight you should be fine. If you do not want to do it alone there are plenty of black cab tours. Time your visit to avoid the July... More 

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Bolton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The political tour is a top attraction and a must do. That said, both The Falls and Shankill are very much "in your face." The driver was very informative and conveyed detailed understanding and views from both sides of the Troubles. Perhaps one day the murals will be in a museum and "the laughter of our children" will become a... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Lots of historic places born out of bloodshed are less real than what you can see on a tour of Shankill Road. With the cab tours, you will start to understand why it will always be a scary place, and may be pulled in both directions hearing, seeing, and visiting the reality.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

"The Shankill" is a sad representation of would have formerly been a bustling shopping thoroughfare. What remains is merely a smattering of shops, an oppressive political backdrop, as defined by murals, and obvious poverty. An interesting aspect of the Shankill for any outsider would be the origins of some of the street names. For example, Cambrai Street, so called after... More 

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