THE DARKER SIDE OF BELFAST WALKING TOUR
MURDERS, GHOSTS AND BODYSNATCHERS - The Darker Side of Belfast's History
This tour promises to open your eyes into the dark side of Belfast's past. You will walk the cobbled streets of Belfast's Victorian red light district and discover amazing facts about the people who once lived there. Old time residents ranged from the notorious grave robbers who preyed on the nearby Clifton Street Cemetery right through to those whose circumstances were so bad they had to sell their urine and become known as the 'Piss Poor.' In these narrow streets you will hear of terrible tragedies some of which led to a few of Belfast's most famous ghost stories. You will also stand on the site of the original Belfast Castle which was burned to the ground killing all those inside as well as the site of Belfast's executions which ranged from straight forward hangings right through to those who were tore apart in front of cheering crowds. If you like your history gory, horrible and blood thirsty then this is the tour for you.
About Your Tour Guides
Yours tour guides will be Joe Baker and Michael Liggett who have been conducting tours of the city since 1991 and were the first to conduct tours of the city. Between them they have produced over 400 publications on Belfast's local history as well as DVDs and applications on local tours. Their work has not only been highlighted in almost every single newspaper in Ireland but also in newspapers ranging from The Guardian through to the Sunday Times. Take our word for it they really do know their stuff!