Packed full of information on EastSide's key attractions, famous faces and places. Come in and sample local delicacies from Jack Coffee Bar.
East Belfast was once the beating heart of the city's industrial past with thousands of people employed in the linen mills, rope factories, engineering works and shipyards. Whilst these mills may have now closed and factories been replaced by housing, EastSide is now thriving once again but this time as a hub of culture and creativity.
EastSide boasts some of Belfast's most renowned cafes, bars and restaurants making the area popular amongst locals and attracting those in search of authentic Belfast experiences.
With a number of self-guided trails, starting and finishing from EastSide Visitor Centre, you can either walk in the footsteps of George Best's childhood, soak up the scenery which inspired some of Van Morrison's most famous songs or visit St Mark's Church where C.S. Lewis was christened in January 1899.
EastSide Visitor Centre has also got up-to date listings of events and festivals taking place across east Belfast and beyond including the EastSide Arts Festival 2021.
EastSide Visitor Centre
- CS Lewis Square
- 402 Newtownards Road
- BT4 1HH
Top Reasons To Visit
- Information centre and cafe with great friendly staff
- Exhibition telling the story of East Belfast
- Regular music, open mic nights and performance events
- Changing art exhibitions and talks
- Walking tours and self guided trails available
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Susan McKay discusses her new book, Northern Protestants - On Shifting Ground, which is receiving stellar reviews and went straight into the bestsellers lists.
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An event showcasing poets from the Hedgehog Poetry Press, as they celebrate the connections between them and their homelands of Scotland and Ireland.
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