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Belfast Ghost Stories: Tales of Haunted Happenings in the City

In day-to-day life, Belfast's bustling streets and beautiful buildings are filled with charm and character. But with such a rich and complex history, it's no surprise that there's plenty of Belfast ghost stories hanging around... And with Halloween just around the corner, we thought we'd take a look at some of the most spine-chilling spooky stories the city has to...

Bob Bishop – The Football Scout who Discovered George Best

In 1961, Manchester United scout Bob Bishop discovered 15 year old George Best. Captivated by George's raw talent and skilful trickery, Bishop sent club manager Matt Busby a life-changing eight worded telegram. The message read, "I think I've found you a genius"...and the rest is history. If their paths hadn't intertwined, the world may never have known the name of the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Signature Living Has Big Plans for Belfast

We are bringing the Signature Living touch to Belfast and could not be more excited for what our plans will mean for the historic city. Belfast has already been recognised as the UK’s Best City by the Guardian and Signature Living will further promote into Belfast by helping visitors to experience as much of city's interesting history and culture. With...

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