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Let’s Take a Look at What Belfast has to Look Forward to in 2018

Belfast is quickly becoming one of the top places to visit in Europe for international travellers and thanks to a surge in tourist traffic Belfast can look forward to some exciting developments in 2018. These include music festivals, unique hotel developments and an overdue revamp of the city airport. Check out four fabulous things Belfast will be looking forward to...

George Best Hotel in The Guardian’s ’20 Hotels of 2018′

This month, we were featured in The Guardian's '20 Best New UK Hotels and Hostels for 2018' and we were thrilled to make the cut. The George Best Hotel was featured amongst some fantastic new venues including the Cow Hollow Hotel in Manchester and The Globe in Norfolk. Describing the upcoming hotel, Joanne O'Connor wrote: "Following the success of Hotel Football...

High Price for George Best Memorabilia

George Best touched the lives of millions, wowing fans on the pitch and capturing the hearts of the general public as a superstar. Everyone wants a bit of Best in their lives to commemorate the life of a great man, so we’ve taken a look back at some of the George Best memorabilia that people paid a high price for....

George Best Remembered Fondly by the City he Loved

This week, George Best’s ex-wife talked fondly of how Belfast continues to remember its native son. With murals at every turn, his name attached to one of the city’s airports and with work being completed on Signature Living’s George Best Hotel, George Best’s legacy is sure to continue for many years to come. Alex Best was married to the famous...

The Significance of Cregagh Green to George Best

Before the roaring crowds and showstopping goals, you could have found a young George Best on Cregagh Green. Stepping back to in time to the 1950s, Cregagh Green Estate's local football pitch was where it all began. It was here that the raw, undiscovered talent of the Belfast Boy began to blossom. And today, the iconic area is continually treasured...

The Best Photos of George Best

George Best was the footballer who inspired a generation and whose legendary status continues to this day. People from all over the world respect the man as a footballer and a gentleman and his status as an icon paved the way for plenty of photo shoots, candid snaps and photos of George Best. From humble beginnings to life on the...

7 Of the Most Beautiful Buildings in Belfast

The Northern Irish capital is bursting with history, charm and breathtaking architecture. The most beautiful buildings in Belfast attract visitors from across the globe to Belfast all year round. So if you're ready to be wowed by our favourite buildings in the city, join us on a journey through time... Belfast City Hall Belfast City Hall stands in Donegall Square,...

George Best’s Top Moments Playing for Northern Ireland

George Best is largely remembered as the best that football has ever seen. As Best once said, "Pele called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life." Though the Northern Irish native made his mark playing for Manchester United, he never truly left his roots behind. Representing his home country, Best showcased his...

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