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‘El Beatle’ | How George Best Became Known as the Fifth Beatle

He was the world’s first celebrity sports star and football’s original pin-up – George Best held a grip on 1960s culture that rivalled the dominance of the Fab Four during his golden years at Manchester United. It’s no wonder they called him ‘El Beatle’. But, given that United’s most famous No.7 never met the boys from Merseyside, what was the...

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...

Walks in Belfast: Enjoy Time Outdoors In & Around the City

Get yourself outdoors as much as possible and take in the fresh air and striking scenery that lies all around Belfast. Our guide to the best walks in Belfast covers everything from bracing mountain treks to calm parkland strolls and city exploration. See how many you’ve done or will do on your visit to Belfast. See What's in the Caves...

Best, Law and Charlton: The Best Moments of The Holy Trinity

On a cold day in January 1964, after a difficult spell for Manchester United, three players strode out onto the pitch at West Brom as part of the starting XI for the very first time. What came next was nearly a full decade of fantastic football from those who became Manchester United’s Holy Trinity. Today, 47 years since all three players...

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...

A First Look at The George Best Hotel’s Unique Conference Venues

The George Best Hotel will be home to luxury conference venues in the heart of Belfast. With the development of the hotel well underway, we're busy behind the scenes preparing to bring Belfast an exclusive corporate experience. Our grand hotel will sit in Donegall Square in the B1 listed Scottish Mutual Building. With iconic landmarks just a stone's throw away,...

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