November Update: our church tour will be taking a rest over the winter and will be starting again in the first week of March 2019.
The Belfast City Church Tour is a city walking tour that takes in several of the most striking and beautiful Protestant and Roman Catholic churches within the city centre.
Starting at Saint Malachy’s church with one of our expert guides, you will visit six churches that have played a key role in the religious and social development of Belfast and continue to do so to this day. The tour will highlight each church’s impressive architectural and artistic features and look at the history of each one.
You will also hear how the churches both influenced and were affected by the social, economic and political development that was taking place in Belfast (and Northern Ireland) from the middle of the 18th century up until the early 20th century.
Each of the churches display their own unique character. They all continue to be working churches, serving the religious and spiritual needs of those who work and live within Belfast as well as providing an oasis of peace and tranquillity in a busy inner city environment.
The tour normally runs every Friday at 1.45pm and costs £18 per person. It is also available as a private tour between Monday and Thursday afternoons at a cost of £54 for 1 to 3 people, and £18 per person for 4+. The tour isn’t available on the weekends as the churches are all working on these days. Detailed information can be found on the Tour Schedule page.
Our starting point is the front gates of St. Malachy’s Church, Alfred Street. Our guide is clearly identifiable by their black tour jacket or t-shirt with our logo on the left breast. The tour covers 1.5 miles and lasts 2 to 2.5 hours. It finishes at St. Anne’s Cathedral on Lower Donegall Street in the Cathedral Quarter.
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