Sandy Row, Belfast Walking Tour

Belfast’s oldest residential area is also known as the Pride of Belfast. The walking tour provides plenty of reasons why. 
Though the area is just a ten minute walk from Belfast City Centre, it has a character all its own. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour 30 mins. 

The route covers:
- Origins of Sandy Row
- Industrial heritage
- Belfast’s ‘Royal Mile’
- People and characters then and now
- The World Wars
- The Troubles
- The Orange Order
- Historic Sandy Row Churches

Local Knowledge - Tour Guides
Residents of the Row are being trained to World Host Standard to deliver the tour

Tour Guides are local residents. Many are also members of the Local Flute Band and the Orange Order with extensive knowledge of the history of these institutions.

Tour ticket prices will go to support local cultural and heritage development. 
The tour will add a fascinating new element to the choice of Belfast tours now on offer.


On 12 August 1839, thousands gathered for the opening of Ulster’s first railway station at nearby Victoria Street. The arrival of rail was a major boost to Belfast’s rapid growth.