New Line of Duty tour to boost Belfast tourism

Line of Duty

It’s your duty: To get behind the scenes of Line of Duty on a new tour

Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the wee donkey – we can all get more of the Line of Duty.

The end of the sixth series of the hit BBC show had some fans, me included, suffering withdrawal symptoms! But from next month, Superintendent Ted Hastings, who delivered the great donkey one-liner, and DIs Steve Arnott and Kate Fleming will be applauded again on a new Line of Duty tour.

Line of Duty fans will be able to visit filming locations throughout Belfast in the hope of attracting tourists to the Northern Ireland capital. The tour, operated by Brit Movie Tours and Irish Tour Tickets, will take you to places seen in the cult drama including the HQ of AC-12, secret rendezvous points, chase scenes and much more.

For over two hours, you’ll also hear gossip behind the show and also have lots of chances to stand on the spot of some very dramatic scenes – including the location of one dramatic arrest, an ambush while transporting a prisoner, and the finding of a dead body.

You’ll follow in the footsteps of DI Dot Cottan 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 and the fictional Kingsgate High Street, where they sprint through the crowded street, weapons in hand.

From Season 5, you will see 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. You’ll be taken 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 here.

A Brit Movie Tours director says: “The show has generated a huge audience of fans and with a growing appetite for travel following the pandemic fans can get to visit the gem that is Belfast.

“We are very excited to launch this unique tour and look forward to welcoming fans from all over the UK and further afield.”

Tours every Saturday and Sunday from July 31. Adult £15, child 3-15, £10. For more information and to book, click here