Belfast Famous Black Cab Tours
Why not enjoy an escorted tour of Greater Belfast's historical sites. Let our experienced driver take you on a journey back in time to explore the many places of interest. You choose what you want to see or simply leave it to the driver.
There is s lot to see, such as:
Political Murals & The Peace Line
The political murals of the Falls and the Shankill tell their own graphic story of what has been called "The Troubles" in Ireland's recent history. See the infamous Peaceline, a wall built to keep Nationalists and Loyalists apart and in the process divided the communities.
Crumlin Road Jail and Court House
These Victorian buildings played a major part in the conflict in Ireland for over 160 years, convicting, imprisoning and even executing many of those in the war. These buildings have witnessed the uncovering of many ruthless killings and bombings and have seen many escape attempts.
The City Hall
Built during 1896-1906 by Alfred Brumwell Thomas, it is the home of Belfast City Council. This magnificent Edwardian "wedding cake" was built to reflect Belfast's City status which was granted by Queen Victoria in 1888. The Dome is 53 metrres (173 feet) high. Above the door it says "Hibernia encouraging and promoting the Commerce and Arts of the city". You may go inside to find out about guided tours and to pick up leaflets explaining the statues in the surrounding gardens.
Albert Memorial Clock
Located in Victoria Street and built by WJ Barrie in 1865, the tower leans 1.25 metres (4 feet) off the vertical, the Clock's unsteadiness is due the the fact that it was built on land reclaimed from the river. The tower is 35 metres (113 feet) high and centres around Prince Albert, Victoria's consort. Crowned lions holding shields and floral decoration surround the clock itself.
Crown Liquor Saloon
The Crown on Great Victoria Street was built 1839-1840 and is owned by the National Trust. Drinkers of the city know well it's opulent marble, brilliant Italian tile work, fine glass engraving, embossed ceiling and cosy booths bedecked with gryphons and lions. Panels in the restaurant on the first floor were meant for the Britannic, the sister ship of the Titanic.
Built in Belfast, it was perhaps the most famous ship that ever sailed, sinking on her maiden voyage. See where she was designed and built at Harland and Wolfe shipyard and stand on the dockside where she was tied up in 1912 before her fateful journey.