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The Spooky Paranormal Past of Crumlin Road

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It’s getting to the spookiest time of year and everyone and their mother is churning out the same ghost stories, told time and time again. Crumlin Road, home to the famed courthouse and jail, has had more than a tale or two of paranormal activity told about it over the years, thanks in part to […]

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The Most Amazing Restoration Projects to Happen in Belfast

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Belfast is full of beautiful buildings and stunning historic properties. But like much of the UK, many heritage properties in the city have fallen into disrepair, neglected due to low funding and lack of use. Here at Signature Living, our most successful hotels started their Signature journeys in much the same state. From the derelict […]

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Titanic Museum Launches Bid to Bring 5,500 Artefacts to Belfast

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A group of UK museums have made an offer of $19.2 million to buy 5,500 artefacts salvaged from the Titanic wreck in an effort to prevent the collection being broken up and sold to private collectors.  If successful, many of the artefacts will be housed in the iconic Titanic Belfast Museum. National Museums Northern Ireland […]

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7 Unmissable Belfast Landmarks Near The Crum Hotel

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Explore the rich and interesting culture of Belfast whilst visiting areas that have benefitted from recent regeneration. We count down seven unmissable Belfast landmarks within a short walking distance of The Crum. The Rise Sculpture Part of a multi-million-pound regeneration in West Belfast, RISE is an art concept created by Wolfgang Buttress. The piece is […]

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Top Belfast Museums for Exploring the City’s Intriguing Past

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Belfast has a long and interesting past with a strong maritime history and well-known wartime troubles. We want to help others discover as much as possible about the beauty of Belfast by understanding its history and there’s no better way to do that than by visiting these amazing Belfast museums home to wonderful displays and […]

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A Rise in Belfast’s Tourism Paves the Way for The Crum

A small city big on excitement Belfast has a rich and interesting history worth exploring. Now 2016 Belfast tourism figures indicate that people are keen to get a slice of the action in Belfast and the city councils and businesses are working to make it worth their while. Let’s take a look at how the […]

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The Most Famous Trials of Crumlin Road Courthouse

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After closing its doors as a working prison in 1996, we take a look back at some of the most infamous cases ever to enter the doors of the Crumlin Road Gaol. Perhaps the most notorious case the jail has ever witnessed is the Shankill Butchers. The Shankill Butchers were an Ulster Loyalist gang, many […]

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The Significance of Crumlin Road Court & Jail

Crumlin Road has a lot of significance in Belfast. The road which is located in north-west Belfast, around four miles from the city centre, is home to some of the country’s most prominent listed buildings. Crumlin Road became synonymous with the historic Troubles of Northern Ireland in late 1960’s to the late 1990’s. Crumlin Road […]

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First Chance to See Plans for The Crum

In March 2017, it was announced that Liverpool-based developer Signature Living had purchased the iconic Crumlin Road Courthouse building in Belfast. The vast building is a well-known landmark in Belfast’s history with many notorious trials being held here including that of the Shankill Butchers, Robert Andrew McGladdery and countless IRA suspects. The courthouse is connected […]

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