Thankfully, we have emerged from that contentious past, with the vast majority embracing peace and building a better future. But what remains of those dark days for our history hungry visitor?
To keep you on the right track, click on these links to find out how you can discover more about our recent past:
Scrawl on the Peace Walls
Photograph the Murals
Tour Crumlin Road Gaol to see where some infamous prisoners were incarcerated
Take a Political Walking Tour, Black Taxi Tour or Belfast city centre History of Terror walking tour.
Head to the Shankill and Falls Roads via open top tour bus
Visit the Ulster Museum's section on the NI Troubles, with black and white photographs and moving images.
Delve into the political archives at the Linen Hall Library and Belfast Exposed.
Sashay up the steps of Stormont Parliament Buildings.
Explore Nationalist Milltown and predominantly Unionist Roselawn cemeteries. The former has a memorial to the Hunger Strikers who are buried there. The latter has graves of police and prison officers, and victims of the Troubles.
This imposing, purpose-built structure is inextricably linked with the political history of NI. Made of Portland stone mounted on Mourne granite, Stormont was …
A History of Terror 'Troubles' Walking Tours
dep. Front Gates, Belfast City Hall, Donegall Sq. North
Between 1971 and 1998 Belfast city centre witnessed many of the most tragic events of NI's sectarian conflict which became known as 'The Troubles'. ‘A History …
The foreboding North Belfast edifices of Crumlin Road Gaol and Courthouse stand face-to-face and are connected by an underground tunnel once used to spirit …