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Our Guide to Custom House Square Festival 2018

The Custom House Sq festival kicked off last Friday, with a sell-out performance from George Ezra setting the bar high for the rest of the performances this year. But with another week of incredible acts left, we haven't seen the best of the festival yet. You might have missed out on the chance to grab tickets for Kasabian’s gig on Monday...

12 Places to Visit in Belfast if You Love History

Belfast is a city that’s had a rich, complex and, at times, challenging history. Around every corner of the Northern Irish capital you’ll find buildings, memorials and artefacts that tell a story of the city’s past. For history lovers, the wealth of historical interest makes the city a great place to visit. We’ve complied a list of the 12 best...

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...

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...

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...

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