If Buildings Could Talk Tour Belfast

The tour will start at Visit Belfast Shop on Donegall Square

Opposite Belfast City hall

 I came up with the idea of doing a walking tour with a difference after having

done many tours in Belfast and throughout Europe.

I did OCN Level 2 in Tour Guiding in 2019 and started doing the walking tour

in 2020


Belfast is famous around the world for the Troubles and the Titanic.

This walking tour is not based on either of these big events but focuses

on interesting and unusual stories that have happened in the City from

3 years ago to 350 years ago.


This is neither a Conflict tour nor a Historical tour, it’s a tour telling

stories of things that happened to the buildings or at the buildings.

Every City has buildings with wonderful stories to tell and Belfast is no


While you are in Belfast, come along to If Buildings Could Talk Tour and

I will tell you the stories that the buildings might tell.


Tourists find the walking tour very interesting and locals are surprised at

the buildings they walk past every day and didn’t know the stories

connected to them.

Come the end of the tour everyone has their own favourite story.


Belfast is a flat city so this walking tour is very relaxed and easy going but

remember to wear the clothing for Belfast weather and comfortable footwear for a

2 hour walk covering 2 miles. 


Although the business is still very young it has had some lovely comments, here are few snippets.


We went on this tour yesterday morning and thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. Barney is a mine of information and the stories around the buildings were fascinating, some were humorous and some really made you think - it makes you want to know more!


Interesting tour around beautiful Belfast city! the guide has incredible knowledge of the history of the city. I enjoyed every minute!



My wife and I went on this tour this afternoon. Our tour guide, Barney was excellent very informative, lots of humorous stories which brought to life the story of Belfast through its buildings.


Fantastic tour! Interesting, fun and informative. Whether you are from Northern Ireland or not, I can’t recommend enough. 5 stars!


Never thought to take a tour before in Northern Ireland as I live here, but this was one of the best tours I’ve been on!

The history of some of the buildings is incredible and might surprise you!

Funny, informative, insightful and captivating. Couldn’t recommend it enough!


Brilliant tour,

Barney was a brilliant guide, very knowledgeable of the area and history of a lot of the buildings. Good to know some of the history behind buildings in Belfast I pass quite often, and knew nothing about them. Very entertaining two hours, highly recommended.


Took this tour on Saturday,It was brilliant, Barney  was a fantastic tour guide, informative and funny. I highly recommend this tour for all ages and not just tourists.

Extremely enjoyable couple of hours. 10/10


This was a very funny, informative, informal view of Belfast with stories Barneys stories are based in fact, and his background information is exceptional on some of Belfast’s best loved, iconic buildings.



I don't do many reviews but after doing this tour I felt I wanted people to know about it. Barney was brilliant the tour was well organised and it highlighted and bought to life many of the buildings I had just walked past the previous day in both a factual and often humorous way.

My name is Barney and I will be your guide.

I have OCN Level 2 in Tour Guiding

Feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.

Phone/Text: 07714 684 804

Email: barneygribbin@hotmail.com


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