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Shankill Road

Address: Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #22 of 121 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Geraldton, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Our hop on hop off bus took us for a tour down Shankhill Road and what an experience.To see the dividing wall between the two sides was heartbreaking.The British side proudly display their flags wherever you go.The other side muck more conservative. The drive along the road has some magnificient wall graffiti depicting some of the tragic past.These are a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

To see this in peace time brought home to me how awful things must have been and thankful that this is no longer happening,must visit

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

it made me thank god that peace has descended over Belfast it is to lovely a city to ruin. the peace messages are very touching and heartfelt.

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Newport
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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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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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