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“Frightening slum” 1 of 5 stars
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Falls Road
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #49 of 265 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Driving
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Belfast
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“Frightening slum”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This was a mistake. I was enticed to see the "murals" which were supposed to be pictorial masterpieces. All I saw was sectarian praise of what most civilised people would consider to be murderers

Visited March 2012
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“So depressing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Sadly this is on a tour of Belfast as a highlight showing the walls between the protestant and catholic areas of Belfast that saw so many troubles. What I saw was depressing a huge 30 foot wall separating the communities and so many obviously unemployed which pretty much summed up why they had problems. The art work on the sides of the road paying tribute to heroes just seemed like adding more fuel to the fire. I was quite scared when I heard someone yell abuse at the tour bus going through.

Visited October 2012
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I expected more atmosphere did not find that but did stumble across some rather inebriated people, not my scene

Visited October 2012
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“Varied, culture rich experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

The Falls Road runs from near Belfast city centre to the sprawling housing estates of Andersonstown, and beyond to the outlying developments of Twinbrook and Poleglass. As such, it is one of Belfast's main arterial routes, the Falls Road proper being the stretch between the Albert St junction at the inner city end and the Andersonstown Rd/Glen Rd further up. Along this stretch there are many interesting sites including the Falls Leisure Centre an Library, Conway Mill - a hive of small enterprise and cultural projects, the Royal Victoria Hospital, St Mary's University College, The Irish Cultural Centre known as The Culturlann which marks the start of Belfast's Gaeltacht or Irish-speaking Quarter plus several Irish and English-speaking primary and secondary schools. Heading out of town you pass The City Cemetery and Falls Park on your right, while on your left a lane leads down to the Bog Meadows Nature and Wildlife Reserve which lies between the Falls Road and the M1 motorway. At the end of the Falls Road, coming to the roundabout where the thoroughfare splits into the Andersonstown and Glen Roads, you will see the extensive Catholic burying ground of Milltown Cemetery, which contains among other features, the Republican Plot wherein are buried many IRA combatants, killed during the many years of political conflict.
As one passes up the Road there are visible many colourful murals depicting scenes from the last 40 years off political and military struggle, these on the gable walls of the red-bricked terrace houses which run down from the main thououghfare. There are also many colourful shops, cafes and bars, each with its own unique character. Many of the shop names are in Irish and English, and in many of these establishments the proprietors are as likely to greet you in either language, underlying again the rich cultural fabric of this unique area of Belfast.

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“LOL”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

LOL attraction?! I could never imagine Falls Road being one of Belfast attraction. makes me laugh. It's just a street with some paintings, which I find mostly aggressive. I would never call it an attraction.

Visited October 2012
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