Belfast & Northern Ireland

A History of Terror 'Troubles' Walking Tours

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 of Terror’ is a daily city centre walking tour which explains the history of the Troubles and the path to peace. The tour is rated as ‘Excellent’ by Tourism Northern Ireland and was named ‘Belfast Tour of the Year’ by the Luxury Travel Guide.

Starting at Belfast City Hall with an expert guide, over 2 hours and 1.5 miles you visit seven city centre sites where some of the most important events of the conflict occurred in the 1970s. The tour lets you explore and understand the most turbulent period in Belfast’s recent past and what it was like to live here during the Troubles.

While walking through the Cathedral Quarter and finishing on the banks of the River Lagan, the guides also explain the peace-building process and demonstrate the reconciliation and regeneration that has taken place since the ceasefires over 20 years ago.

The guides are among the most knowledgeable conflict historians in Northern Ireland and the tour is recognised as being balanced, objective and historically accurate. It is unbiased and suitable for all visitors to Belfast, regardless of how much or little they already know of our troubled past.

Advance booking is essential to ensure a tour is running and available on your chosen day.


City centre location



Price/Additional Info

Daily tours 10:30. £18pp. Recommended age 12+. Year-round private group bookings also available.


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Shirley Crane
Don't travel to Belfast without making time for this tour. Thank you to Paul.
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