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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. Make Shankill Road a centerpiece of your Belfast vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Belfast tour planner.
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Where to stay in Belfast

Belfast's tourist-friendly and conveniently pedestrianized city center is filled with hotels for a range of budgets. From here, you can easily explore most tourist sites on foot or by bicycle. For an authentic Belfast experience, consider booking a room at a B&B, hostel, or guesthouse. Alternatively, international brand names and boutique one-offs offer top-notch amenities. The city center also houses nightclubs and pubs, where you can enjoy an ice-cold pint and mingle with the locals.
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  • we did this tour with our taxi man, it was good to see, but we didnt stay long, our lovely driver gave us the tour to all these sites  more »
  • To understand Belfast and their history this area puts that into perspective with murals and memorials.  more »
  • Essential visit on tour along with the Falls to show both sides of our communities although the "troubles" went beyond both Shankill and Falls but everyone assumes it all happened here,  more »
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  • 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.