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George Best Trail

The George Best Trail guides you through the football legend’s humble beginnings in east Belfast.

The trail will guide locals and visitors alike to the places that shaped the young George Best before he was talent-spotted and left for Manchester United. Places of interest include George Best House - his home at 16 Burren Way which is now available as a holiday rental, the playing fields where he honed his skills, his favourite east Belfast haunts and of course his final resting place.

George’s sister Barbara McNarry said, “The George Best Trail evokes many special childhood memories for me. It was a very happy family time and I have vivid memories of a football crazy George honing his skills in the big field as we fondly called it, at the top of Burren Way. Since George's death in 2005, many poignant tributes have been paid and this venture is yet another example of the high esteem in which George was held, not just in east Belfast, but around the world.

"Many people have already made the journey to pay their respects to their hero and the George Best Trail will give them a better understanding of George's childhood before leaving east Belfast for Manchester."

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Self-guided so can be undertaken at any time.

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Free to download or can be purchased for £1 from EastSide Visitor Centre, 402 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1HH

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George Best Trail

Avalon House 278-280 Newtownards Road
Co Antrim
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T: (028) 9045 1900
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