Line of Duty fans can tour houses and descend bloody sewers when visiting Belfast
‘LINE of Duty’ became the last TV show filmed in Northern Ireland to create its own tourist trail from its locations.
Fans of the BBC’s hit police corruption drama will swap high-speed car chases for coach travel on a guided tour of the most recognizable filming locations.
The tour begins with lunch at the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast on Bedford Street, located next to the Invest NI building, which houses the headquarters of AC-12.
Amongst the stops across the city center is’ Pelbury House ‘, the central police headquarters that served as the backdrop to Ted Hastings’ famous spike cap adjustments and’ Kingsgate Printing Services’, the building used as facade for members of the OCG (organized crime gang).
There’s also a stop in the unglamorous surroundings of the Truck Park where DI Kate Fleming shot Ryan Pilkington before making an inexplicable runner with acting ISD Jo Davidson in Series Six.
Visitors will even be able to recreate their own secret rendezvous in the iconic graffiti-covered metro location preferred by DI Steve Arnott and DI Fleming.
Also on the tour is the site of the ambush which saw evil lawyer Jimmy Lakewell targeted by his OCG comrades and the bridge where DI Fleming fired an assault rifle at a fleeing SUV, killing his former partner and mole Dot Cotton, Brentiss Prison and The Hickey Bookies.
It ends with an AC12 cocktail or Wee Donkey mocktail at the Observatory, Ireland’s tallest cocktail bar, featuring a Line of Duty duck from the Hastings Ted Hastings Hotel, crafted with some of the world’s best-known sayings. North.
Julie Hastings, the hotel group’s marketing director, said partnering with McComb’s Coach Travel for the tour was an open and closed matter.
“Given our namesake with everyone’s favorite superintendent, we had to be the first to launch a line of service experience.”
It follows popular âGame of Thronesâ tours around filming locations in the north.
Visits take place July 3, 17 and 31; August 14 and 28 and September 11 and 25 with reservation on www.mccombscoaches.com