Experience Belfast has consistently received Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor since 2011. Read our reviews on the Tripadvisor page.
Our walking tour and one-man show “There’s More to Belfast than Walls” has been featured in the Guardian and on the BBC as well as a host of other national and international media. My mother always said self praise is no praise so please read for yourself…
Below you’ll also find reviews for “The Little Book of Belfast”, a book co-written with Raymond O’Regan, with interesting facts about the history of Belfast. This book was published in 2014.
The Guardian, August 2011
From Belfast City Hall, Magee takes visitors on a journey through “alternative Ulster”, from the radical Presbyterians of the 18th century to the anti-sectarian punks of the 1970s. (…) This big, bald-headed iconoclast wants visitors to see another side of Belfast: “I want to take every stereotype about this city and turn it on its head”.
HotPress, august 2011
If you think you know Belfast, tour-guide-with-a-difference Arthur Magee has a newsflash. There’s more to the city than the Titanic, bombs and bigotry, he explains. (…) The mainstay of tourism in Belfast: the fact we built a boat that sank and the fact that sections of the population hate each other. There’s another side to Belfast, though, the side that invigorates: the humour, the people, the radicalism. That’s the side I’m interested in.
Downtown Radio Interview
An interview on Downtown Radio with Arthur Magee about the live show of his walking tour, ‘There’s More to Belfast than Walls’ – a walking tour that doesn’t leave the pub! Includes a live acoustic performance of Ghosts.
The Little Book of Belfast
The book can be ordered by Amazon and is also available in local bookstores in Belfast. Below are a few reviews on the book that was published in 2014. Clicking on the name of the publication below the quotes will take you to the full original book review.
a new book – The Little Book of Belfast – that takes in trade and industry, crime and punishment, music, literature and sport, architectural heritage and the city’s famous men and women. Written by Raymond O’Regan and Arthur Magee, the book gives a fascinating snapshot of the city.
Belfast: 10 little known facts from the quirky to downright unbelievable
The book is a reliable reference book and a quirky guide, and the authors faced difficulties with the amount of incident and talent the city has produced.