James Elson with a pint of Guinness

About James Ellson

James was born in Belfast and grew up in the Holylands area of the city during the worst of the ‘Troubles’. When he's not guiding tours you will find him either with a pint in hand or hiking up a mountain, occasionally even at the same time.

PTQ – What Shall We Give…..

The one thing that makes James Ellson's chest swell with pride when he talks about it during our Best of Belfast tour is the fact that, along with two of his former Methody pals, he edited PTQ in 1988.

By |2024-04-03T10:14:12+00:00April 2nd, 2024|

Troubled Memories

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 [...]

By |2022-12-09T11:16:23+00:00December 9th, 2022|

Hercules Street

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.

By |2024-01-26T15:16:33+00:00January 9th, 2021|
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