Did you know that the Titanic was built in Belfast? Not alone was it just built here, it was also designed and launched here, so Belfast can clearly claim to be the true home of the Titanic and as they say in Belfast “She was alright when she left here!”.
The construction of the world famous ‘unsinkable’ Titanic got underway in Belfast city on March 31st 1909. It was built in the Harland and Wolff shipyards where up to 35,000 were once employed.
The ill-fated Titanic was to be the flagship for an English company called The White Starline and was designed to be largest ship ever to take the waters. No expense was spared in the making of the Titanic, which cost around $7.5 million to make!
You can still explore the story of the Titanic in Belfast and take a trip around the ship yards where up to 3,000 people constructed the ship. You can also take a sightseeing boat tour of the harbour and docklands or visit the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum where you can view a Titanic Exhibition.
Recent plans for development of the derelict shipyards have been given the go ahead and so it is going to be developed with housing, technology and lots of tourist attractions which will showcase the city’s rich maritime history.
Hope you enjoy your trip the Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. If you’ve any questions, just leave a comment in the box below.
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