Led by one of our expert local guides and starting (and finishing) at our iconic City Hall, the tour is the perfect 2 hour introduction to Belfast and its unique past, the perfect way to discover fantastic street art, beautiful architecture, amazing history and the unique stories of Belfast’s citizens throughout the centuries.
From the point where Belfast first got its name over 1,300 years ago, to historic buildings such as the St. Anne’s Cathedral, the Customs House, Exchange Rooms and Kelly’s Cellars you will hear stories of some of the most intriguing people who called Belfast their home over the centuries. Their goals, desires and their determination to make Belfast a better place during years of turmoil are powerful and enthralling; from the charitable 19th century baker to one of the most powerful equal rights campaigners in our history (her story really is our favourite!).
The tour will also take you through the cultural hub of the Cathedral Quarter, you will stroll beside the waterfront with views of the river Lagan and over to the iconic yellow cranes, Samson and Goliath, in the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built over 100 years ago. And then explore the historic Entries at the heart of the city centre and see how they have now been turned into an outdoor art gallery.
Stops also include landmarks such as the Salmon of Knowledge, the Beacon of Hope and the Spirit of Belfast where you can marvel at the best public art in the city while hearing their hidden stories and alternative names.
Finishing your tour at the Titanic Memorial back at City Hall, the entire walk is less than 2 miles and with 14 stops on the tour we promise an experience which broadens your horizons, opens your mind and if you take note of our favourite spots for food and drink, will satisfy your body afterwards too!