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“What do you want in Belfast?”
Review of Sandy Row

Sandy Row
Reviewed 23 April 2014

You'll get different opinions on Sandy Row no matter who you talk to. Some will tell you to stay away while others will say you need to visit. Both are right and wrong (with respect).
It depends on the type of person you are and what you want to see in Belfast?

Sandy Row is one of the famous traditional heartlands of Belfast. A once big, prosperous, vibrant area like many others over time and due to The Troubles it has declined and today is a disadvantaged area of Belfast.
If your into the history of Belfast, want to see some Loyalist/Protestant/Unionist murals (wall paintings) and talk with some locals on the street or in the local shops then I would advise taking a walk down Sandy Row.

Tourists and students are actually now normal in this area so there should be no problems by walking around the area. At night through I would advise not walking through Sandy Row. But then I could say the same about alot of other areas of Belfast. You could walk through 99/100 times and be perfectly fine but its probably not worth the risk or hassle.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Very rundown, itimidating murals and flags everywhere and crowds standing at street corners at night time. If you are not from here you will be in trouble stay well clear at night time as i have known a few people to get a kicking. You will be welcome though if you are a hardcore loyalist and a bigot.

12  Thank M2tk
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

I passed by this area of Belfast when I took the open bus tours. And what I can say about this place, is that it is full of history. I shows a lot of murals that represents a lot of what Belfast's history.

3  Thank Berna C
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Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

Well sandy row is a must you get a really warm welcome from all who live and work on sandy row and there are some good things to see and the cafe on sandy is a must great food and great prices and if you walk up to the top you will come to the pub where alex higgins used to drink so well worth a visit

2  Thank hoothootmike
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

made verry welcome and will be back next year and i cant wait.
anazin expierance and will see you the same time next year

2  Thank Stuart T
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