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Belfast’s Street Art

  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (UK)

  • Bucket List Experience

Last updated: 10 February, 2024

Though Belfast may be associated with the political graffiti of the Peace Wall (which commemorates the Troubles), the contemporary street art in the city centre is a more vibrant display of modern-day creativity.

There’s barely an inch of bare wall space left in the Cathedral Quarter, where publicly daubed artworks span from tiny, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pieces to huge, beautiful murals. Indeed, the city has become something of a hub for international street artists, who come to leave their mark on any available surface.

Pieces change constantly, with murals painted over and new pieces popping up in different locations, so taking an artist-led tour is the best way to tick off all the best current works. They’ll lead you to the most impressive spots and tell you the story (and scandalous gossip) behind the art.

Logistics

Price from: £15
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around
Duration: 1 hour

Getting there & doing it

The tours leave from outside the Duke of York in the middle of the Cathedral Quarter (which means you’re in a great spot for lunch when the tour is finished).

When to do it

Tours run most Sundays, all year round. See the website for a calendar of dates.

Who to go with: organised tours

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