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Belfast's Clifton Street Cemetery Tour

Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Entrance
    • Tour guide

      Meeting And Pickup

      Meeting point

      • Henry Place
        Henry Pl, Belfast, UK

        As Clifton House is still closed to the public, please meet your guide at the gates of Clifton Street Cemetery, on Henry Place, 10 minutes before the start of the tour.

      Start time

      End point

      This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      What To Expect

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

      Cancellation Policy

      You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

      • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
      • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
      • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
      • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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      26 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travellers.
      Showing 1-10 of 26 reviews
      Elaine_R, Oct 2020
      The tour guide was excellent! Very informative and interesting trip round the cemetery, I would highly recommend for anyone interested in local history
      A First Class Guide Makes All The Diference.
      LillianB2020, Sept 2020
      Really enjoyed this tour - weather was dry and fine which helps with outdoor tours - the Tour Guide who stood in last minute was really - really excellent - he had a really detailed knowledge of his subject matter. His ability to bring the stories of the lives of some many families to us as a very mixed group of ages etc - showed just how comfortable he was in this domain. He included even the youngest child in his narrative and was able to keep out interest through the hour long tour. He gave anyone interested in history enough information to send them looking for more about Belfast - its citizens and its history. thank you for a well organised - interesting and informative hour - well worth the money and the time - I would recommen this tour to any age group.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Terrific Tour
      Karen-Scott, Sept 2020
      Very interesting and informative tour ... our guide, Gillian, was really knowledgeable and friendly ... answering any questions put to her with ease ... I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the history of the cemetery and would definitely recommend the tour.
      Great tour of Cliton House cemetry
      Avril_H, Sept 2020
      Great tour of Clifton house cemetery on sunday 13th sept with Niall as our guide. A hidden gem I never knew existed well worth a visit. Niall provided colourful insight into the history of the graveyard and clifton house which we will now definitely visit on its reopening.
      The ghosts of history
      Gareth_P, Sept 2020
      Most informative and enjoyable Our guide Niall had a very pleasant and relaxing style of presentation Weather helped too !
      Worth the trip
      cathereine_h, Sept 2020
      Excellent hour. Our guides were interesting and informative. The tour left us with a desire to research more historical facts of the individuals resting in this cemetery .
      Brilliant tour
      Vilma_P, Sept 2020
      Fascinating tour with knowledgable and interested tour guide with great knowledge and back stories to the people and links to history.
      Great tour.
      Mrsmcanespie, Sept 2020
      Fascinating place; the history of Belfast recounted in the tomb stones! The guide was great, knowledgeable and funny, making the whole tour interesting. In spite of the rain, it was excellent. Highly recommended.
      Getting to know how the people of our past are still relevant to life in our city today!
      Kritina, Sept 2020
      For such a small space, Clifton Street Cemetery, certainly has its far share of Belfast’s past characters. Our guide explained the history of the Charitable institution next door and was lyrical in his storytelling of the wealthy men and women buried beneath the crumbling head stones and tombs. He also gave a moving insight into the realities of life in early Belfast for the poor. A great way to spend an hour being reminded that even for today we must remember... what they were once, we once were. What they are now, we shall become...
      Very good
      Maura_D, Sept 2020
      Really excellent guide and just the right length. The place is run down and overgrown, but so interesting.
      Highly recommend!
      Kevin_F, Aug 2020
      I’ve done this tour twice in the last month and have recommended it to family and friends - it is excellent. Our tours have been guided by Paul and by Mark, who are both knowledgeable, interesting and friendly folk. Highly recommend this trip for a glimpse into Belfast’s colourful history.
      Fantastic tour with great guide
      Stephen_S, Aug 2020
      This tour was excellent, the guide, Noel was a font of knowledge and information and brought the cemetery (not a grave yard - we now know he difference) alive with his stories of its most memorable residents and tales of grave robbers and body snatchers. We learned about a lesser known part of Belfast and Ireland's history and came away wanting to know more. I look forward to when we can have the tour of Clifton house. Highly recommended.
      Really interesting and enjoyable
      Caroline_M, Aug 2020
      Really interested and enjoyable tour. Tour guide was friendly and happy to answer any questions. Real hidden gem, we hope to do the house tour once it opens again.
      Well worth a visit
      Elizabeth_M, Aug 2020
      Very informative tour on the histroy of Belfast. First visited cemetery about 10 years ago, was saddened to see how much it has deteriorated. It would be a shame if Belfast Council allowed the graveyard to deteriorate any further.
      Excellent local history
      Catherine_A, Aug 2020
      Excellent local history with informative guide. It's great that the tour have private access to the cemetery so you are not disturbing others. Would definitely recommend!
      Lots of just
      Lucy_C, Aug 2020
      Very informative tour, the graveyard is much bigger than I imagined. Lots of important 18th-19th century people are buried here, but there is also a mass grave for the poor. Took about an hour and when coupled with the tour of Clifton house gives a good overview of this period in Belfast’s history
      Excellent source of Belfast history
      Bronagh_B, Jul 2020
      Our guide, Mark, was really informative & we thoroughly enjoyed hearing a lot of the history of Belfast & the people who contributed to shaping it. It’s a pity that Belfast Council don’t take more pride in maintaining the cemetery.
      Joe_L, Jul 2020
      This tour was really interesting, and very enjoyable. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend to others. Thank you get much.
      Old historic Belfast cemetery tour
      Brian_C, Jul 2020
      Great tour very interesting & made all the more so by Noel the tour guide who was excellent & very informative ,would highly recommend
      Cemetery Tour
      Mary_R, Jul 2020
      The tour was extremely interesting and our guide was fabulous. He was very knowledgeable and welcomed questions. The experience was very worthwhile and I would highly recommend it.


      Product code: 204325P8