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Black Cab history tours of Belfast

  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (UK)

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Last updated: 10 February, 2024

There’s far more to Belfast than The Troubles, but that doesn’t mean the city’s chequered past should be forgotten. If you’re curious about Belfast’s political history, the best way to learn about it is on a black cab tour around the city. 

These tours are led by people who lived through The Troubles, and have a unique insight into that tumultuous period of time.  

They’ll share personal stories that can’t be found in any history book, and tell the tales behind the city’s unique political murals, as well as visiting areas of the city you might not choose to visit independently, including  the Peace Wall, separating Shanklin Road and The Falls. 

Logistics

Price from: £65
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 2 hours

Getting there & doing it

The driver will pick you up from your hotel and then head to the Cathedral Quarter in the city centre, where the 2-hour tour will start. There is usually a set base cost, then an increase per person (up to 5). 

When to do it

Tours generally run all year, bar some public holidays. It’s best to avoid booking a tour during morning or evening rush hour, for obvious reasons.  

Who to go with: organised tours

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