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Visit Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital and the island’s 2nd largest city is situated at the mouth of the River Lagan. Visitors to Belfast quickly become acquainted with the city’s association with to the RMS Titanic, the British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City; that collision prefaced one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Museums and tours with the infamous RMS Titanic at their core are scattered about the capital city of Northern Ireland. Belfast is also the home of numerous murals that have been painted on buildings, walls and any surface where the message intended could be delivered. The more than 2,000 documented murals scattered about the city primarily promote specific political beliefs while others commemorate events like the Great Irish Famine. Belfast is quickly gaining a reputation as a place where the pride and warmth of the locals translates into a good time for visitors that get out and about to experience the local culture.
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