Once the beating heart of the city’s industrial past with thousands of people employed in linen mills, rope factories, engineering works and shipyards, EastSide is now thriving once again but this time as a hub of culture and creativity. Make the EastSide Visitor Centre your first stop, with information on key attractions in east Belfast and famous people who lived in the area including CS Lewis, George Best and Van Morrison.

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Rediscover The Chronicles of Narnia with a walk through CS Lewis Square, featuring seven bronze sculptures from ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’.

Attractions

Eastside is a great spot for football fanatics, families and bookworms – there is an attraction to suit everyone. You can pop into Aunt Sandra’s Candy factory with the kids and make homemade treats or take a walk around CS Lewis Square after you visit George Best’s house. Also, don’t forget to check out the EastSide Visitor Centre to find more  information on Eastside’s key attractions, famous faces and places.

Eastside Attractions

  • CS Lewis Square
    CS Lewis Square
    Attractions

    CS Lewis Square

    4.25 KM

    Rediscover The Chronicles of Narnia with a walk through CS Lewis Square, a public space commemorating the Belfast-born…

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  • Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory
    Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory
    Attractions

    Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory

    3.61 KM

    Take a trip back in time at Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory and watch old-time candy making at its…

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  • EastSide Visitor Centre
    EastSide Visitor Centre
    Information Services

    EastSide Visitor Centre

    4.09 KM

    Packed full of information on EastSide's key attractions, famous faces and places. Come in and sample local delicacies…

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  • Museum of Orange Heritage
    Museum of Orange Heritage
    Attractions

    Museum of Orange Heritage

    4.8 KM

    The Museum of Orange Heritage is an interpretive centre showcasing the history, culture and traditions of the Orange…

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Tours & Trails

Eastside is a great place to go for a walk to clear your mind or learn about heritage and culture on self-guided walking trails. There are plenty of walking routes and trails to explore. You can even visit the Eastside Visitor Centre and find out about local walking groups or tours.

Eastside Tours & Trails

  • George Best Trail (Self guided)
    George Best Trail (Self guided)
    Sightseeing Tours

    George Best Trail (Self guided)

    4.09 KM

    Explore east Belfast as George Best would have seen it, and discover the places where the world-famous footballer…

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  • Stormont Estate
    Stormont Estate
    Attractions

    Stormont Estate

    7.71 KM

    Stormont Estate is a woodland park open to the public and has beautiful gardens, walking and fitness trails…

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Places to Eat

Eastside has quality bars, cafes and restaurants. If you are looking for a coffee, light bite to eat, or three-course meal in the Eastside, there are plenty of places to choose.

Eastside Food & Drink

  • Horatio Todd's
    Horatio Todd's
    Pubs and Clubs

    Horatio Todd's

    7.16 KM

    Visiting East Belfast? Then you have to dine or have a drink in the award-winning Horatio Todd's Bar…

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  • Guilt Trip
    Guilt Trip
    Eat & Drink

    Guilt Trip

    5.47 KM

    Proudly serving the best coffee and donuts you’ll find!

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  • The Lamppost Cafe
    The Lamppost Cafe
    Café

    The Lamppost Cafe

    4.44 KM

    Visit The Lamppost Cafe, a CS Lewis inspired, family run café in East Belfast.

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  • Little Wing Pizzeria
    Little Wing Pizzeria
    Restaurant

    Little Wing Pizzeria

    0.38 KM

    Little Wing serves yummy, traditional Naples style pizzas made with fresh ingredients and cooked using time honoured methods,…

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Arts & Entertainment

Belfast’s Eastside has got beautiful galleries, creative workshops, special screenings and weekly film clubs for the young ones to enjoy. There are also live theatre events lined up in music, theatre, comedy and family throughout the year.

Eastside Arts & Entertainment

  • ArtisAnn Gallery
    ArtisAnn Gallery
    Arts and Entertainment

    ArtisAnn Gallery

    4.58 KM

    The ArtisAnn Gallery, an exciting contemporary art gallery for buying art and viewing exhibitions.

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Hotels in the EastSide

Want to stay in Belfast but away from the hustle and bustle? Why not stay in the EastSide!

Eastside Stays

  • Hastings Stormont Hotel
    Hastings Stormont Hotel
    Hotels

    Hastings Stormont Hotel

    9.97 KM

    The Stormont Hotel is located just minutes away from Belfast City Centre and overlooks the beautiful grounds of…

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  • George Best House
    George Best House
    Self Catering

    George Best House

    4.09 KM

    Experience a taste of what life was like for a young George by staying in the George Best…

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