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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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TripAdvisor
  • Visited the Shankill,you know your there from the 100s of Union Jacks everywhere, had a pint in a couple of pubs locals friendly enough, some good murals and interesting history, well worth a visit. 
  • All of the murals are very haunting, you can still feel the pain the people are feeling. Also scary seeing how each side hurt each other. All together very haunting. A must see 
  • If you're into Belfast history this is a great place to stop off and see. Just over the road from the Crumlin jail it makes a great addition to that visit too. The murals are interesting and the peace...  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.