Belfast Political Tour
Belfast taxi tours – experience historic Belfast & beyond
Belfast’s past has been chequered and troubled, this is well documented. Now that Belfast and Northern Ireland is enjoying peacetime, the reminders of our countries problems can be clear for all to see.
The Belfast Political tours allows you to see the REAL Belfast. Learn all about the troubles in Belfast, what is was like to live through, what happened during the troubles and what it’s like now since the peace process.
Our guides will take you to the most historically important and interesting sites.
Forget Banksy and his gang, We want to show you some ‘grafitti’ that tells so many stories.
The Peace Wall is the World’s longest. Why not add your own message of peace and goodwill during the tour?
Belfast’s mural’s depict life and the views of both Falls Road and Shankill Road residents.
We pride ourselves on being able to give an impartial account of all aspects of our Belfast Political tours.
As well as the Murals and Peace Wall, we cover Crumlin Road Jail and Court House.
Witness to killings, bombings and escape attempts, These Victorian buildings have been a major part of Irish history for over 160 years. Convictions, imprisonment and even executions in evidence within the buildings. Seventeen prisoners were executed in the prison, the last being Robert McGladdery who was hanged in 1961 for the murder of Pearl Gamble.
Tour was really informative. Our tour guide, Mark was really friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the tour, Mark remained impartial throughout the tour and gave a good account of people’s perspectives from both sides of the troubles. I would highly recommend for anyone interested in a political tour of Belfast.
Mark is extremely knowledgeable and unbiased on the troubles, giving a great overview of Belfast's history. Some eye opening stories and truths about the fragility of peace in the city. A brilliant way to spend 90 minutes if visiting here.
Belfast City Taxi Tours
Belfast is a city with a very rich history and culture. Maybe you would prefer to see the sights of Belfast City with us?
Here a just a few highlights of our Belfast City Taxi tour.
The City Hall
Home of the Belfast City Council, this magnificent Edwardian “wedding cake” was built during 1896-1906 by Alfred Brumwell Thomas, to reflect Belfast’s City status which was granted by Queen Victoria in 1888. The Dome is 173 feet high.
Albert Memorial Clock
Located in Victoria Street and built by WJ Barrie in 1865, the top of the tower leans four feet off the perpendicular, the Clock leans as it was built on wooden piles on marshy, reclaimed land around the River Farset. The tower is 113 feet high (not quite Pisa) and is one of the best known landmarks of Belfast.
The Crown Saloon
An outstanding example of a Victorian gin palace, The Crown is one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and best-known pubs. You can get a fine pint of the black stuff here and if you are looking for Real Ale in Belfast, you just found it! The Crown Liquor Saloon was built in 1839-1840 and is owned by the National Trust. Panels in the restaurant on the first floor were meant for the Britannic, the sister ship of the Titanic.
Our Northern Ireland Taxi Tours are always informative and light hearted. All our taxis have full wheelchair access.