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Address: Sandy Row, Belfast BT12 5EW, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 2890 238446
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Nice area

Very nice area with lots of history. Plenty of bars and restaurants to chose from. Lots of little shops as well. Feels very local here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
MadeByVR
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Toronto, Canada
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Literally nothing that would make you want to come here. Very run down and grotty few streets near the city centre.

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Thank Scalph
Toronto, Canada
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297 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice area with lots of history. Plenty of bars and restaurants to chose from. Lots of little shops as well. Feels very local here.

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Thank MadeByVR
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide Paul grew up in the Sandy Row area and still lives there with his family. His local knowledge was fantastic and it was a very interesting tour. He explained the history of the area including the industries in which most of the locals worked in the late 1800s & early 1900s. Unfortunately all of these industries have... More 

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Thank Kay C
scotland
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

there is so much change in Belfast its very good but sad,we left 42 years ago and the place where we where borne is no longer there, but what is there is a change for the better

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Thank billanderson43
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Great fun, great atmosphere. Loads of places to eat and drink. We stayed in the days hotel just at the end of sandy row. Was amazing, great nights sleep, great service. Close enough to everything we wanted to see/do.

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Thank Louise S
Worcester
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94 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I'd read the reviews so decided to walk along Sandy Row and am so glad I did. The people were friendly and it felt safe. It's great to see such rich cultural history and the murals are worth seeing. If you start near the bridge there are walk tours and some information.

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Thank L_Fenton
Northern Ireland
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437 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 823 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Not many communities throughout the world are worthy of this title. The people of Sandy Row deserve it. Humble yet proud, unpretentious but guardians of their heritage. Although the area is still on the decline the murals and other important sites will remain as testament to their patriotism.

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4 Thank timeagain
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I visited Sandy Row and had a great time ..the people were amazing ..ever so friendly .helpful and made our party very very welcome ..our hotel the holiday inn at Sandy Row was very clean ,the food was good quality and lovely and the staff were exceptional especially Jerimiah who made us all so welcome..what a lovely personality he had... More 

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Thank Liz P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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570 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

This is ideal for taking pictures of murals of the troubles, it's got shops which aren't aimed at tourists, worth a visit

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1 Thank Ms B
Dublin, Ireland
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859 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Certainly something that attracts tourists to Belfast is the inner city residential areas with all their colourful murals, of course depending on what side of the divide they are, they either represent the republican catholic nationalism and messages of freedom, or the loyalist protestant patriotism to Britain and the vow to never stand down. Sandy Row is definitely up there... More 

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