James Ellson

About James Ellson

James was born in Belfast and grew up in the Holylands area of the city during the worst of the ‘Troubles’. When he's not guiding tours you will find him either with a pint in hand or hiking up a mountain, occasionally even at the same time.

Hercules Street

Hercules is a name I’ve always liked. There was of course that big bloke of Roman mythology fame, son of Jupiter and all that, but it was also the name of the long-suffering horse in Steptoe and Son and that [...]

By | 2021-01-11T12:58:08+00:00 January 9th, 2021|Belfast, History|0 Comments

The Lagan and the Big Stink

Recently I’ve become slightly obsessed with the rivers of Belfast, the Lagan and its tributaries, now mostly hidden from the outside world in utilitarian sewer pipes. I think it started off when I was told a few years ago that [...]

By | 2020-12-12T15:58:02+00:00 November 12th, 2020|Belfast|0 Comments