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“You have to go” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shankill Road

Shankill Road
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Belfast City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #68 of 363 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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fife scotland
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“You have to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Going to Belfast you have to go up the shankill road just to see all the murals on the walls a lot of work had been put into them. We hired the black cab which took as through all parts of Belfast the guy that took us was called Brian and he was brilliant he knew all history of everything it is a must that you take the political tour.

Visited January 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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“A must.......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The open top bus travels down the shank hill road and it has got to be done, the murals on the shankhill are quite amazing to see and I never tire of doing the tour to see any new ones .
I first visited Belfast 8 years ago and was disappointed to see so any empty shops now.....

Visited December 2012
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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“Insightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I visited the Shankill Road as part of taxi tour through Belfast that included this community and the neighbouring and largely nationalist Falls Road. For those interested in both the history and politics of Northern Ireland, the Shankill Road is an excellent place to get an insight into the Loyalist psyche. The murals honouring both Loyalist patrons imprisoned and killed in pursuit of their cause alongside others depicting the stories, myths and legends which give modern day Ulster its identity, i.e. the Red Hand of Ulster, The Battle of the Boyne, etc allow visitors to a deeper appreciation of what keeps the Loyalist cause alive; an issue of great relevance when considering the recent flag riots.

Visited March 2012
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“WOW!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

You hear of all the trouble in Ireland yet I was fascinated by the Shankill Road area. The murals and flags everywhere are amazing - well worth visiting. Feel safer here than do in London

Visited August 2012
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“Unionist Bastion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

A must for anyone seeking knowledge about the situation in Northern Ireland. Talk to people. Solicit their views.

Visited May 2012
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