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Shankill Road, Belfast

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Lined with numerous shops, Shankill Road runs through west Belfast. The area is best known for the violence that occurred there during "the troubles" in the 1960s and 1970s. Local buses bring visitors from the center of Belfast to the famous street. Enjoy the shops and a pint with the locals. Add Shankill Road to your Belfast travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Belfast road trip planner.
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  • This was part of the open top bus tour so a must if you want to catch a glimpse of a tradional “Orange” or loyalist area. I think any person’s visit no matter what their religious beliefs (or in my ca...  more »
  • This seems to be a very ordinary Street, but in the meantime. Along with the taxi driver drove through it. The stories about then, the stories about now. That makes this street special. A must-do in Belfast.
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  • Informative tour glad I took. I took the tour bus but would take a guided tour if I go back to Ireland which I would love to do.  more »
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  • A great place to while away a couple of hours. You have todays newspapers, books and computers. The staff are always very friendly and will offer you help all you got to do is ask. It is also nice and warm on a cold day.
  • Have been a resident in the area my whole life and used the library as a child and now go with my little boy. Most of the staff are fine with the exception of one who has worked there for quite a number of years he is rude, extremely unhelpful and condescending!!!! Almosts puts you off going in!!! Not good experience for a child who requires the service to help with school work!!!
  • Visited here as part of the European Heritage Open Day 2016. Was great to learn about the history of this building which contains some interesting features, would certainly be a great spot to come to study or just have a read. The exterior really grabs your attention as you make your way up the hill. The exhibition space upstairs has some history on the buildings around Belfast, which is worth a look.
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