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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...

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...

The History of Belfast City Hall, The George Best Hotel’s Beautiful Neighbour

The George Best hotel is making fast progress in becoming the city’s most luxurious and coveted hotels. After Signature Living announced plans to turn it into a boutique hotel in Belfast, the city will not be disappointed in the promise to turn the building into a strong competitor for the most beautiful building on Donegall Square. The fiercest competition for...

The George Best Hotel: Best Family Donate Fascinating Memorabilia

Set to be open in none other than the buzzing city of Belfast, The George Best Hotel will be designed to honour and celebrate the legacy of footballing legend George Best. At Signature Living, one of our most successful hotels has been The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool. And the luxury venue is set to inspire the format of our Northern Irish...

The History of the Scottish Mutual Building

Belfast is a city that has struggled through adversity and come out the other side bigger and better than ever before. With a thriving tourist industry that welcomes visitors from all over the world, it is the next must-visit location in the UK. It only makes sense that Belfast would be the next city for Signature Living to expand into,...

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