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Shankill Road

Address: Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #32 of 272 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Anyone interested in the history of The Troubles must visit his site. Seeing the actual site makes the hair on your neck stand up.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

walked around the Shankhill road it is like walking back in time safe area to walk in, though we did feel out of place. The bigotry is in your face and a little scary how extreme some of it is, but does make you glad that you don't live somewhere where this bigotry exists, walking around the Falls road is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed a discrete walk here. Felt no threats to my wellbeing and appreciated seeing the shrines, etc firsthand. Things are surely better than in the day, but it is saddening to see evidence of the deep divisions and the suffering. Must visit....

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My recent visits, in specific terms, reveal this to be he heart of sectarian bigotry and a blight on the landscape. A hateful place, stuck in an unpleasant past. Worth avoiding, unless you enjoy this kind of thing.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A visit to Shankill Road is a trip through fascinating history (and modern life). We explored the area after being dropped off by a bus tour and enjoyed a look at the pure loyalism of the people that live here. The murals and dedications to the United Kingdom are impressive, and it is very clear who supports who in this... More 

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