Fans just can’t get enough of the BBC’s crime-busting drama about corrupt police, Line of Duty. Venture behind the scenes and discover secrets about this award-winning series on our brand new Line of Duty tour in Belfast.
Your 2 ½ hour Line of Duty tour takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at this popular series giving you a chance to stand on the spot of your screen heroes. You’ll get the chance to see the locations where some of the most exciting and memorable scenes were filmed. Also learn about the real-life inspiration for this crime drama.
Line of Duty was written and created by Jed Mercurio and set in an unspecified British city. Filming for Season 1 took place in Birmingham, and from Season 2 onwards, production moved over to Northern Ireland However most filming takes place in or around Belfast.
The Line of Duty Walking tour starts in the heart of Belfast at the Irish Tour Tickets office before you head straight over to one of the tour’s highlights: AC-12 HQ. The fictional anti-corruption unit is where Superintendent Ted Hastings leads DI Kate Fleming, DI Steve Arnott and the rest of his team fighting corruption within the Central Police Force.
of course, all good things have to come to an end, and in Season 6 Steve Arnott has a quiet word with his ex to talk about leaving anti-corruption. We’ll take you to the location where this conversation took place.
A Line of Duty Walking Tour wouldn’t be complete without taking you to locations for at least one dramatic arrest, an ambush while transporting a prisoner, and the finding of a dead body.
During the walk, you’ll follow in the footsteps of Dot and Kate after Dot’s ‘Urgent exit required’ message during Season 3. You’ll see a good section of the chase scene including where Kate hitches a ride on a lorry in pursuit of Dot. Also the fictional Kingsgate High Street where they sprint through the crowded street, weapons in hand.
From Season 5 you will see the spot where Steve ignores Hastings Fahrenheit order during the adrenaline-filled standoff with rogue undercover agent John Corbett.
You’ll visit the locations for some of the most exciting moments in Season 6 including the shooting between Ryan, Jo and Kate and the subsequent car chase scene where Jo and Kate are ultimately caught.
The final location on the tour is one of the most famous meeting points used in Line of Duty. We’ll take you to the graffiti-covered tunnel seen throughout the series where AC-12’s undercover agents have their secret meetings. Remember your cameras, you’ll want to get a photo at this location!
The tour route is approximately 2 miles long and will go at a leisurely pace. There will be plenty of time and opportunities to take photographs. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will share anecdotes about filming, snippets about the show’s impressive cast list, be entertained with some of the shenanigans that the actors get up to in between takes!
Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
Saturdays at 2pm (Jan – Dec)
Sundays at 2pm (Jan – Dec)
Private Tours / Group Tours available – see bottom of page
2 ½ hours
Adult (16 years+): £15 Child (3 – 15 years): £10
Irish Tour Tickets, 10 Great Victoria St, Belfast
Where to stay
The Albert Memorial, Central Belfast
1-25 people: £180 per group
Available daily at 10am and 2:30pm.
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