Two impressive attractions; the Great Light, one of the largest optics ever built and the Titanic Walkway.

Belfast City is home to Titanic Quarter, an iconic heritage waterfront. The Quarter encompasses the original space where RMS Titanic was designed and built. Today it is home to some of Northern Ireland’s most visited tourist attractions.

Make sure you visit the Great Light, located on the Titanic Walkway, which connects the Titanic and Olympic Slipways to HMS Caroline and the Thompson Dock. There is lots of fantastic scenic view points of the port along the way. 

While on the walkway you simply cannot miss the Great Light, one of the largest and breath-taking optics ever built! The Great Light gave Mew Island Lighthouse on the Copeland Islands the traditional revolving light and helped to guide seafarers to and from Belfast Lough until 2014.
The light was moved from Mew Island in 2014 as the lighthouse was modernised and converted to solar power.

Prepare to be fascinated by this unique sight, the Great Light is approx. 130 years old, weighs 10 tonnes and stands at seven metres tall! The Great Light hosts huge Fresnel Hyper-Radical lenses meaning it has one of the strongest lighthouse beams ever to shine!

While the Great Light is no longer aiding mariners it has taken on a new role, that of bringing to life the story of lighthouses, their technological developments and their light-keepers and allowing visitors to immerse themselves in a little bit of maritime history.

For more information on Ireland’s lighthouses experiences visit

  • The Great Light helped sea farers on Belfast Lough until 2014
  • Maritime and industrial heritage
  • Titanic and Olympic slipways

Open year round


Admission Prices 2019:

Free admission

Useful Information

Cafés, bars and shops all located within easy walking distance

Getting There

Located on Victoria Wharf

Map Location: 54.612533, -5.906285
Contact The Great Light & Titanic Walkway

Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

T: +44 (0)28 9073 0490
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