Tours:

If you would like me to take you on any of my Belfast history walking tours drop me an email via contact@drtomstours.com or the form below, giving possible dates, numbers and any special requirements. I have a series of walking tours including:

  • People & Places: a general introduction to the fascinating individuals, places and events that have shaped Belfast’s history.
  • Diseases & Drs: learn about Belfast’s medical past detailing the plagues and pestilence that affected the health and wellbeing of the population from the 1750s.
  • Buildings & Bricks: explore the rich and diverse religious, municipal and commercial architecture of the city centre.
  • Queen’s Quarter: discover the interesting buildings, gardens and public art around Queen’s University in south Belfast.
  • Belfast Blitz during the Second World War: learn about the aerial bombing raids which extensively damaged Belfast’s city centre and claimed over 1,000 lives during April and May 1941.
  • Titanic Quarter and Maritime Belfast: a voyage through Belfast’s historic Titanic Quarter to discover the city’s docks, shipyards, naval heritage and how the Titanic was built.

A series of dates are available for these tours via eventbrite, check out the coloured buttons home home page for a particular tour.

PRE-TOUR INFORMATION

  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Be prepared for rain; dress appropriately; Belfast weather is changeable!
  • Use designated crossings to cross roads.
  • Most of tour on pedestrian areas; all flat, no stairs.
  • Be aware of cyclists, traffic and street crime (e.g. don’t flash money around).

To help reduce the spread of COVID, the following actions will be undertaken:

  • The guide will keep a 2m distance and will wear a face shield.
  • Guests may want to wear masks at all times and remain socially distant unless they are from the same household.
  • We will only stop at places where we are out of the way of closely-passing pedestrians.
  • To reduce the risk to everybody, all indoor visits are currently suspended.
  • Hand sanitizing gel will be carried by the guide if the need for its use arises.

Contact us using the form below:

Albert Memorial Clock, Queen’s Square, Known as the Albert Clock, this building was completed in 1869 and is one of the best known landmarks of Belfast. It was built as a memorial to Queen Victoria’s late Prince Consort, Prince Albert. W. J. Barre designed the building.