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.
Rediscover The Chronicles of Narnia with a walk through CS Lewis Square, featuring seven bronze sculptures from ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’.
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.
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
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
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.
Hotels in the EastSide
Want to stay in Belfast but away from the hustle and bustle? Why not stay in the EastSide!