If you’d asked me when I was growing up in Belfast did I think I’d ever be a tour guide, or that people would travel from all over the world to see my city, I’d have laughed in your face. Who would want to come to this violent dump during the Troubles?
For the handful of you that have read my previous blog about going to Leisureworld every Saturday in the 70s and 80s, as well as my unrequited love for Lynda Carter, you will know I grew up in the Holylands [...]
Tour guide James Ellson takes a deep dive (not literally thankfully) into the Belfast Sludge Boats and their role in keeping the city clean.
Film & TV tourism is big business in Belfast these days, much to the delight of our tour guide James....
Tour guide James Ellson remembers how the Ulster Museum saved him from boring Sundays growing up in South Belfast during the Troubles.
DC Tour's guide Jamesy delves into Belfast's history with a look back at the not so fragrant Hercules Street, the forerunner to Royal Avenue.
Belfast tour guide Jamesy reveals another secret crush while exploring the place of rugby in Irish sport in his latest blog.
Our newest tour guide Jamesy reminisces about going shopping with his Mum in Belfast in the 1970s, with fond memories of Leisureworld. And Wonderwoman.
Tour guide Jamesy uncovers the story of the birth of Belfast and the chequered past of the Chichester family who helped establish the town.
DC Tours' guide Jamesy recounts the history of Sugarhouse Entry, one of the most significant, and forgotten, streets in Belfast city centre.
DC Tours' guide Jamesy discovers the story behind one of the most rebellious police officers ever to serve in Belfast - Willie Barrett.
Jamesy satisfies his obsession with a short history of Belfast rivers and even explains how Belfast gets its name (it's not from the Lagan).