Dive into Belfast’s seafaring history and have a fun day out by exploring the Maritime Mile. Start at the historic Clarendon Dock and Sailortown, make your way up to the Big Fish, across the Lagan Footbridge and through Titanic Quarter, taking in some of the city’s greatest 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.
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Open year round
Cafés, bars and shops all located within easy walking distance.
See website for events throughout the year from Titanic Taster Tours to community engagement events along the waterfront.
Located on Victoria Wharf
Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
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