From snapping a selfie with some of Belfast icon landmarks to treasure trails, Glass of Thrones walking trails and brushing up on some of Belfast’ Maritime History. We have rounded up the top 10 things to do across Mile that won’t cost you a penny!
Located across the Maritime Mile are six beautifully crafted stain glass windows that celebrate the 10- year production of the Game of Thrones in Belfast. Hand stained by local artists, each window depicts iconic scenes from the world of Westeros from White Walkers to bloodied daggers, rivalling Queens to fearsome battles.
Located on Queens Quay, the Maritime Story Plan exhibition celebrates the thousands of ships built here, the many tradesmen and women, the Yardmen, the Dockers and the innovation associated with 400 years of industry.
Admire the public art that’s dotted across the Mile, some of which are by renowned local artists. Follow the trail from the City Quays, across the Lagan Weir footbridge and along Belfast’s iconic waterfront to Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House.
The Maritime Mile is home to some of Belfast most Instagrammable landmarks, art, and nature (if you are lucky!)
From the Harland and Wolff Cranes, Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic, The Great Light, SoundYard and the Big Fish, we have it all! So, get snapping and fill your feed with images of our magnificently photogenic waterfront.
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Inspired by the sounds of Belfast Shipyards, SoundYard is a playful art installation, which once activated by motion sensors, replicates the sounds once prevalent in the shipyards.
If you are exploring the Maritime Mile at night, SoundYard turns into a stunning light installation, with the metal rods and veil illuminating.
Jump in and see if you can set off the hammering and clanging!
Take a moment to enjoy the latest video installation on RiverBox, located on the Titanic Slipways. Throughout the coming months, catch Glenn Patterson read his words from the Maritime Belfast Story.
P.S. if you are looking to treat yourself, The Snooty Owl is located right beside RiverBox, serving up some delicious tea, coffee, and sweet treats every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Clock up to 10,000 heritage steps along the Maritime Mile by walking in the footprints of the former H&W shipyard workers. As you make your way around the mile, look out for interpretation panels at heritage sites and attractions to learn more about Belfast Maritime History.
‘A stroll around the Titanic Quarter and Maritime Mile is a pleasure any time of the year” – The Lonely Planet.
Stop by the Great Light and learn all about the one of the largest optics of its kind ever built in the world. The Great Light is around 130 years old, weighing 10 tonnes and measuring 7 metres tall, the optic is a unique maritime heritage object with significance to Belfast’s economic, maritime, and industrial past!
Please note, if the blinds are down, it is to protect the Great Light from the sunlight.
Situated at the furthest point of the Maritime Mile is the HMS Caroline maritime themed playpark, a perfect stop for a family day out on the Mile!