William Dickson

Hello! I’m Billy from Belfast. For over 30 years, it has been my privilege to be a tourist guide. In 2006 I qualified as a Blue Badge tourist guide and my work was acknowledged when Iwas awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in 2015 for services to the community in Northern Ireland.

Being born and living in Belfast is a popular point with visitors; “I love your Belfast accent.” many have said. I’ve even been asked to sing a wee Irish / Ulster song. During the heightof”TheTroubles”, I would be seen taking groups around my beloved city. Time has moved on and Belfast has seen a huge increase in visitors coming to a peaceful city. I had the pleasure of taking many of them around the city of Belfast and indeed throughout Northern Ireland when I have been asked on many occasions to guide coach parties. I believe my wealth of experience and knowledge is recognized and respected by discriminating tour operators and travel agents throughout the world. I offer coach guide services throughout Northern Ireland as well as Belfast walking tours of general interest. I also provide theme tours and can create one to suit group requests; it is never the case of one size suits all. I look forward to meeting many more visitors and promise you a real Belfast and Ulster welcome.

  • Coach Tours (step-on guide)
  • Walking Tours

“The History Department of St Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh, greatly enjoyed their visit to Belfast and were more than impressed with the guided tour that Billy Dickson gave us of the City Centre. He went out of his way to tailor his talk to the specific demands of our 19th C A Level course and we were left with a very vivid impression of 19th C Belfast. It was amazing to realise how much of Belfast and its architecture that shoppers and tourists walk past on a daily basis and fail to notice and Billy did a fantastic job of describing the past to us. His attention to detail was much appreciated. Julianne”

“FRANCE: We have been working with Mr William Dickson for the last 3 years since setting up our host family centre in Belfast. William has been extremely efficient to work with during this period. All our French student groups and their teachers have been extremely happy with their extensive and informative guided tours of Belfast City & surrounding areas. We as a tour operator have found William very easy to work with , always happy to help and go that extra mile to help with our groups on the ground. We look forward to working with William with many more of our groups in the future.”