Walking tour of Belfast
I recently asked Paul to take a group on a guided walking tour of Belfast. We had relatives coming over from England and I thought that this would be an interesting way to see our capital city and work up an appetite for the afternoon tea I had booked for later.
Paul took us on a walk of about 90 minutes at a gentle pace to suit all abilities. He started and stopped the tour in roughly the same area which meant that there were no transport issues for people getting back to cars/bus routes.
I had lived in Belfast for many years and thought that I was very familiar with the city, but to my surprise, I found that I learnt just as much about Belfast as did our visitors. We learnt about some famous people, buildings, architecture, and events that may not necessarily have been what people thought about when coming to Belfast. We also heard about some questionable characters from the past and present (every city has them), and people who did so much for others without much recognition. Paul certainly has a gift for story telling and made the whole tour so interesting.
I would highly recommend using Paul as a tour guide. His memory for facts is excellent and he didn’t mind the interruptions with all our questions.