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Van Morrison's Birthplace

125 Hyndford Street, Belfast BT5 5JF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 6609
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Only true music fans can appreciate the real rush this place brings

This tiny, red-brick two-up-two-down terrace house, in east Belfast, is the Holy Grail for Van... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
John M
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Lyon, France
Hynford street

Living in Belfast I've never really thought of this as a big tourist attraction. It's just a little... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Laurz2
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125 Hyndford Street, Belfast BT5 5JF, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9024 6609
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This tiny, red-brick two-up-two-down terrace house, in east Belfast, is the Holy Grail for Van fans. It's not so easy to get there by driving, as parking is not easy on the very narrow street - so it's better to take a taxi and tour...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Living in Belfast I've never really thought of this as a big tourist attraction. It's just a little terreced house in the Bloomfield area of East Belfast with a plaque outside to say he once lived there.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Sure, it's a normal little rowhouse on a normal little street with a little brass plaque- either it doesn't matter to you at all or it's hallowed ground. Myself? It was a special moment.

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Well it's a 2up 2 down terrace house in the East Belfast are known as Bloomfield.My Grandmother used to live in the next street and my Uncle George was a friend of Van's in his youth . Unfortunately he never met Van again after he...More

2  Thank biggaz27
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

It is literally just a plaque on some person's front porch, but it's still kinda cool. If you have a rental car, GPS, and 15 minutes to spare it's kinda cool to drop by and take a picture.

1  Thank Phillip B
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Heard his music, always been a great fan, missed him perform in Cyprus Avenue, so went to see where it all began. Nice brass plaque to commemorate it.

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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Well since I started to play guitar at seven years of age in Rome my hometown I was in love with Van's music and I kept on playing his songs always until now I am 56. 8 yrs ago I was living in Ireland and...More

7  Thank La Grappa L
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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

I was relieved that it's not a tourist stop. Just a house, probably still very much like it was in Van's day

2  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Being a Van Morrison fan and visiting Belfast, this is a must. As you stroll along the street (in the middle of the road, even in 2015), you can feel the atmosphere of his childhood. Listen to "On Hyndford Street" on your ipod, phone or...More

4  Thank Noseyrom
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Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

A little brass plaque for a big local legend. To any fan of Van Morrison and any music lover this is a must to see. I have just been there today and am glad to have done so.

3  Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
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Response from awaywardsaint | Reviewed this property |
contact Belfast Eastside Visitor's Centre for information about transport and The Van Morrison Trail, a self-guided walking tour that takes you to various points of iinterest and places referenced in his songs. You can... More
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