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Shankill Road

Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #22 of 156 attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Activities: Driving
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Tallahassee, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
156 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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belfast
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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Go have a walk up the shankill. Loads of shops, bars cafes, grab yourself a bargain in a few shops. people are busy but friendly, you can pass the time in taking in the atmosphere as you slowly make your way up the road. you would be lucky enough to catch a band parade on the road, its great atmosphere.... More

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Nenagh, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

As with my review on the Falls Rd u cant visit 1 without the other, the history and story told from the memorals ar upsetting

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I walked the length of Shankill Road. At first I was nervous, because I heard a lot of bad things about the area. But in reality it was an amazing experience. The people were friendly. It was amazing to see the protestant murals. My ancestors are Scots-Irish, so for me this was a way to learn more about family history.... More

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maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We learned about the Northern Ireland "troubles" and how it all started, as well as the state of things today. Ours was a Black Cab tour and well worth it.

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