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Explore Belfast Through the Footsteps of George Best

George Best might have left Belfast at the tender age of 15, but his heart continued to belong to the Northern Irish city long after he'd departed. Born in east Belfast on 22 May 1946 to a working-class family, there are spots all around the city that were touched by a little bit of George Best magic throughout his life....

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars in Belfast

Heading for a night out in Belfast? Make sure you grab a drink at one of the city's incredible cocktail bars. The vibrant cocktail scene in Belfast is shaking up delicious and decadent drinks across the city. Whether you fancy a classic Mojito in traditional lounge bar surroundings or want to sip on a flirty, fruity concoction sitting under some...

Exclusive First Look Inside the Iconic George Best Hotel

As we begin the count down to the grand opening of The George Best Hotel, it's time to take a closer look inside this stunning development. So, enjoy an exclusive first glimpse at the interior of this iconic building and find out some of the big plans we have for this brand new Belfast venue. From construction news to design...

Beer Gardens Belfast – A Guide to the Best in Belfast

If you're visiting the Northern Irish capital this summer, why not explore the best of beer gardens in Belfast? From hidden gems to local favourites, we've compiled a list of the most unmissable spots to sit back, relax and catch some rays! So, get ready to explore the city and settle down with the perfect pint. Cutters Wharf Belfast What...

Take a Look Back at Fascinating George Best Interviews

An icon of the 60s and 70s, George Best's style and charisma was perfectly captured on camera. Always humble and true to his roots, Best was frequently quizzed about his rise to fame, ties to Belfast and the glamorous lifestyle that captivated his fans. To showcase some of his finest moments on film, we've compiled some of our favourite George...

What Was it Like to Be Friends with George Best?

Can you imagine being friends with a football legend? In the 1970s, Northern Ireland teammates Tommy Cassidy and George Best shared a room for the duration of four years. And it's no surprise that the football duo shared some memorable moments along the way. Back in 2015, Cassidy recalled his friendship with the one and only George Best. Speaking to...

7 Iconic Footballers to Have Worn the Number 7 Jersey

The number 7 jersey has earned a glowing reputation over the decades. And it's fair to say that George Best set the bar particularly high when he donned the famous Manchester United jersey. Fom Eric Cantona to David Beckham, it didn't take long for a pattern of successful stars to follow. So, we thought we'd take a look at some of...

A Nostalgic Look Back at Belfast’s Donegall Square

Situated in the centre of the city, you'll find Belfast's bustling Donegall Square. Along with a multitude of other streets in the city, the iconic area is named after the Donegall family. Each side of the square is named after its geographical location (Donegall North, South, East and West). Home to a number of exquisite buildings and top department stores throughout...

Ballyhackamore, Northern Ireland is Named Best Place to Live

The Sunday Times has awarded east Belfast's Ballyhackamore the title of "Best Place to Live in Northern Ireland". Though Ballyhackamore took the winning spot, five other areas of Northern Ireland also made the list of "Best Places to Live in Britain". The expert panel at The Sunday Times took a variety of factors into account, from jobs, schools and local...

A Unique Stay in Best’s Family Home

An unassuming terraced house in east Belfast is fast becoming one of the most sought-after Airbnb’s in the city. From the outside, it looks like many other homes in Belfast, but once you know its history, you’ll understand why people are clamouring to stay at this Airbnb in Belfast. 16 Burren Way isn’t just a standard Belfast home, it was...

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