Line of Duty tour of show's filming locations opens in Belfast

Line of Duty tour of show's filming locations opens in Belfast

LINE OF Duty fans could soon be flocking to Belfast for the first ever tour of the hit show’s most memorable filming locations.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Hastings Hotels has teamed up with McComb’s Coach Travel to offer tourists what is being dubbed the Line of Duty Experience.

It’s a unique chance to explore some of the most memorable Belfast landmarks to feature on the acclaimed BBC detective drama.

Line of Duty’s sixth series on recently concluded on BBC One with fans facing a long wait for another set of episodes from creator Jed Mercurio.

In the meantime, a trip to the Northern Irish capital – Covid-19 restrictions permitting – could provide the perfect stop-gap and a chance to explore Belfast.

The tour takes in several notable spots, including Pelbury House, the headquarters of Central Police. And Kingsgate Printing Services, the building that features a front for members of the OCG (Organised Crime Gang).

Visitors will also take in the lorry park where DI Kate Fleming shot bent copper Ryan Pilkington before going on the run with her boss DCI Joanne Davidson.

Fans will also get a chance to visit one of the show’s most memorable locations; the subway where Fleming and DI Steve Arnott regularly held their secret meetings.

The trail also runs along the sites of several memorable car chases from the show, including the area where the police convoy transporting Jimmy Lakewell from prison to AC-12 HQ memorably came under attack by the OCG in series six.

It also covers Brentiss Prison where – spoiler alert – Davidson ends up following her arrest.

Other locations include Tresco Storage, the firm Danny Waldron uses in series three to hide the decapitated head of Linus Murphy and Hickey’s bookmakers, which featured in the first episode of season six.

An action-packed experience traversing much of Belfast, the Line of Duty Experience includes lunch at the Grand Café in the Grand Central Hotel, which is served before the tour.

It then concludes with a drink at the Observatory, Ireland’s tallest cocktail bar, where fans can enjoy either an AC-12 cocktail or Wee Donkey mocktail.

Julie Hastings, marketing director of Hastings Hotels said: “We are delighted to team up with McComb’s Coach Travel to create this unique tour which takes in some of the most exciting filming locations across Belfast City Centre, a light lunch and finishing off with Line of Duty inspired cocktails in the Observatory.

“And while you may not float up the Lagan in a bubble, you will certainly enjoy the best views of Belfast and beyond.”

Tickets for the Line of Duty Experience can be purchased for anyone of the following dates: July 3, 17, 31, August 14 and 28 and September 11 and 25.

Tickets cost £49 per person.