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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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  • August 20, 2017
    This is the most well-known Belfast protestant district. A visit to the many murals dedicated especially to the paramilitaries dead in disorders. In addition the prison of crumbod road is not far. It is possible to do everything on foot.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Certainly place to visit that evokes sad stories of the past. Interesting murals that can be seen along the way. Must see for tourists visiting Belfast
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  • August 16, 2017
    A somewhat oppressive feeling comes up when you walk through here. Somehow you feel uncomfortable and not welcome on this site...
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  • September 11, 2016
    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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