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DC Tours - A History of Terror

#7 of 103 Tours in Belfast
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Address: | Belfast City Centre, Belfast BT1 5GS, Northern Ireland
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+44 7716 949460
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A History of Terror is the No.1 walking tour in Belfast. The 2 hour tour...

A History of Terror is the No.1 walking tour in Belfast. The 2 hour tour covers 2 miles and visits 8 sites in Belfast city centre where some of the most historically important incidents of the conflict known as 'the Troubles' took place. You will learn about the Troubles, discover the stories of the people involved, the reasons why the conflict started, how the peace process took shape and the journey to the active, vibrant city you see today. Led by guides who are natives of Belfast and Conflict Historians, the tour is unbiased, educational and factual and has been described as 'Great value and a fantastic experience'.

From January 2017 the tour is available every day, but must be booked in advance. It normally runs in the mornings from Sunday to Friday, and on Saturday afternoons. Please email us to confirm times and availability.

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Incredible, engaging and informative tour of Belfast

This was a fantastic tour of Belfast city with the knowledgeable and informative Paul. If you are looking for a tour which allows you to learn about the Troubles in Belfast in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a fantastic tour of Belfast city with the knowledgeable and informative Paul. If you are looking for a tour which allows you to learn about the Troubles in Belfast in an educational and captivating way, then let Paul show you around the sites of the city centre. I am so glad we spent the 2 and half hours... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi Sasha, Thanks a million for taking the time to review our tour and for letting us know how much you enjoyed it! We do have another tour, of the murals and peacelines of west Belfast. Normally it's only available for school and university groups, but for you we'll make an exception!! Give me a call next time you're coming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and 2 friends went on this tour today! We found and booked it last min ladt night and we were surprised at how quickly the company got back to us! We got off to an interesting start at the town hall and it just got better from then on. Really brilliant day definitely book it up much better than... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi amyf87, Thanks for taking the time to review the tour and for rating us so highly, it's hugely appreciated! Best regards, Mark More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best parts of our trip to Belfast. Our guide Paul was very knowledgeable about everything to do with his city and it's recent history. It was like going on a walk-through history tour of Belfast, making us see the city in a whole new fascinating light. In a few hours, I learnt more about the Troubles than... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi Marirmaz, Thanks a million for taking the time to leave your review. It's genuinely always fantastic to read our guests comments on the tour, especially when we've made someone 'fall in love with' our city. That really means a lot! Thanks, Mark More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend booked this tour before we arrived in Belfast. We had read the excellent reviews, and the tour was even better than expected. Paul was knowledgable and was able to share personal experiences, which really brought the tour to life. We stopped regularly and learnt a huge amount of local history, from the troubles in the past to the... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our tour. It's brilliant to hear we lived up to your expectations! Glad you guys enjoyed it so much! Mark More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A memorable couple of hours for my partner and I in friendly company. Paul is so knowledgeable on the troubles and the tour was a fascinating, real life insight into Belfast's troubled past. Accompanied also by a local family, who also contributed to a special day. Beers and chat after were great too! The tour is an essential and unique... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi Tedwardo, It's fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed both our city and our tour! Thanks a million for your review, it's really appreciated! Mark More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this tour on a cold February day with one other couple (from overseas). It concentrates on the events which impacted the City Centre, so the distances walked are not great but a lot of information is shared at each stop. Paul was absolutely superb as a guide. His personal knowledge from a combination of growing up in the... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi David, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a thorough and detailed review of your tour with Paul. Your feedback is hugely appreciated and it's fantastic to hear how highly you rate the tour. I'm really glad we helped you connect with the city and that you enjoyed the tour so much. Best regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you see nothing else in Belfast, see this tour. Paul was a fantastic tour guide. He showed us around several important sites in the Troubles, and he was a fountain of knowledge. He really humanized the conflict by telling stories of people involved instead of just dates and places. The tour gave me a lot to think about.

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi Trudy, It's brilliant to hear how much you enjoyed Paul's tour and how highly you rate us. Feedback is always really appreciated so thanks a million for taking the time to leave your review! Best regards, Mark More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé and I did the tour with Paul a couple of weeks ago on a quiet Sunday morning, so quiet in fact that we were the only people on the tour. Paul is hugely knowledgeable, with a lifetime's experience both as a historian, teacher and negotiator, he's perfectly placed to relate the history of the Troubles to tourists. The... More 

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Mark W, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi spivvycarl, It's been a quiet month for reviews, so your's is massively appreciated! It's always fantastic to hear what our guests think of the tour and your 5 star review makes us happy! Thanks again for choosing us and rating us so highly. Mark More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A cold morning for it but the tour was excellent. Led around and guided by someone obviously thoroughly passionate about what they're talking about. Would definitely recommend.

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Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi klitt94, It means a lot to hear what our guests think of the tour and to have you rate us so highly is fantastic. Thanks a million for leaving your review. Best regards, Mark More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Very informative and interesting tour. Not only do you get to know about the overview of the Troubles, you also hear about people's own personal accounts and events that you would otherwise not find out about. Definitely recommend.

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Mark C, Owner at DC Tours - A History of Terror, responded to this review

Hi Headlar, Thanks a million for taking the time to review the tour. It's really appreciated and great to hear you rate us so highly! Best regards, Mark More 

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