Belfast Music Walking Tour

Quick Details
Availability: Every other Saturday (January – December)
Ages: Adult Only
Duration: 2 ½ hours
Tour Type: Public and Private Tour
Starting Location: Your guide will meet you outside outside the Ulster Hall, 34 Bedford St, Belfast BT2 7FF
End Location: Cathedral Quarter, Central Belfast

Belfast Music Walking Tour

Tour around Belfast city centre with a knowledgeable and passionate specialist music guide to explore the rich music scene of the city. Designated a UNESCO City of Music in 2021 you’ll hear stories about iconic music moments, sites and the people making the music across many genres.

Tour Highlights

  • Guided tour with a local music expert
  • Visits sites from musicians including Snow Patrol, Van Morrison and Stiff Little Fingers and many more
  • See sites in Belfast not normally visited on the tourist trail

Take this popular tour around Belfast city centre to discover why Belfast deserves its prestigious UNESCO City of Music designation.

There is a wealth of music talent in Belfast, across many genres – from hip hop to classical, jazz and punk – opera to folk, country and electro pop – and more! Music plays a significant and important role in the fabric of Belfast, making it a vibrant city to live in or visit.

On a leisurely, music-filled stroll, your guide Dolores will introduce you to many of the city’s music legends, past and present, accompanied by a soundtrack of their music. You will also hear about Belfast’s rich musical heritage, traditions, and roots.

The tour begins at the iconic Ulster Hall, a well-preserved Victorian music hall and a legend in the history of Belfast’s entertainment scene. Weaving through the city’s oldest and cobbled streets, open squares and busy shopping areas, the tour then explores music venues that include traditional bars and clubs, historic buildings, open air performance spaces, the city’s newest performance space, our main arena venues – and even a church! Guests will gain access to one or two places they couldn’t otherwise visit. At each stop, a different genre of music will be considered.

Guests will have good craic and hear many entertaining stories about iconic music moments and our best-known musicians and bands. There’ll also be recommendations for rising stars of our contemporary music scene to keep an eye on!

The tour concludes with a visit to Belfast’s own dedicated music hub, the Oh Yeah Music Centre, in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. Here, there’ll be a chance to browse the centre’s Music Exhibition, which features memorabilia from Northern Ireland musicians including Snow Patrol, Van Morrison and Stiff Little Fingers.

What’s Included

  • 2 ½ hour music-themed walking tour of Belfast
  • Knowledgeable, approachable & fun guide

What’s Excluded

  • Gratuities

What To Bring

  • Consider layers of clothing
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes

Good To Know

  • English language tour

How long is the route?

  • The tour is approximately 2 miles long.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

  • The tour is not suitable for a wheelchair due to the pavements and uneven surfaces on the route. British Sign Language is not provided on the tour.

Do children need to be accompanied?

  • All people under 18 (i.e. 17 years old and younger) must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 years or over) on all tours

Is the tour suitable for children?

  • Yes
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Public Tour
Adult£20
Private Tour
Groups of 1 - 10 persons185
Groups of 11 - 20 persons205
Groups of 21 - 30 persons225

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