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2022 is a year of Celebrations on the Maritime Mile

Join us in celebrating some key anniversaries on the Maritime Mile from Titanic Belfast’s 10th Anniversary, Belfast Harbour’s 175th, St Joseph’s 150th and Lagan Search and Rescue’s 10th Anniversary plus a few more!

Walk, cycle and even dance the Maritime Mile whilst learning about and discovering Belfast’s vibrant quayside and heritage! #CelebrateMaritimeMile

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Last Updated: 7th April 2022

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Maritime Milestones Treasure Trail

Take part in our Maritime Milestones Treasure Trail and explore the most interesting parts of Belfast’s iconic waterfront!

The free self-guided trail starts at City Quays, bringing you past the AC Hotel Belfast towards the Big Fish. Cross over the Lagan Weir Footbridge and along the waterfront towards Titanic Belfast.  Keep walking and you will see the Great Light and HMS Caroline, with the final stop at Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House.

Download a map and make your way to each of the 20 stops, uncovering exciting questions and facts about the Maritime Mile.

Don’t forget to complete the online quiz to get your very own personalised certificate and be in with the chance to win some exciting prizes!

Titanic Foundation 8th Aug JC50

City Quays Gallery

BLASCHKA: CREATURES OF THE SEA by Guido Mocafico is now on display on the Maritime Mile!

Belfast Harbour has partnered with Belfast Photo Festival to create a free outdoor gallery on Belfast’s waterfront, which over a period of six months will showcase the work of two international photographic artists.

Each artist’s work will be exhibited for three months, beginning at Easter, with the ‘Wildermann’ exhibition by French portrait photographer Charles Fréger, followed by Italian still life photographer, Guido Mocafico from June.

The exhibition is one of a number of community initiatives scheduled during 2022, to mark Belfast Harbour’s celebrations of the 175th Anniversary of Belfast Harbour Commissioners.

📸Belfast Photo Festival

Enjoy a Waterfront Walk

Clock up to 10,000 heritage steps along the Maritime Mile by walking in the footprints of the former H&W shipyard workers. Everywhere you look there are things that make your walk that bit more special: the historic Clarendon Docks, the public art, the Glass of Thrones trail, the Great Light, the Big Fish and the Belfast Buoys. Flexible distances, loads of space, amazing views and wonderful places to pause and contemplate nature – what more could you want?


Ride the Mile!

Cycling is a fantastic way to explore the Maritime Mile, as the National Cycle Network links the Comber Greenway to Titanic Quarter. If you don’t have a bike, why not hire a Belfast Bike? There are a number of docking stations located along the Maritime Mile including Donegall Quay, Corporation Square, SSE Arena Belfast, Belfast Met, Catalyst Inc and Eastside Visitor Centre.

Maritime Mile Illuminations

Discover the Maritime Mile by night as key attractions illuminate Belfast’s waterfront.

The attractions are lit every evening however, on the following days SoundYard and The Great Light will change colours to mark key international dates.

  • Queens Jubilee
  • World Oceans Day
  • 150th Anniversary of St Joseph’s Church
  • 175th Anniversary of Belfast Harbour Commissioners
  • World Lighthouse Day
  • Belfast Pride
  • World Maritime Day
  • World Mental Health Day
  • Halloween
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas

Join in the Celebrations!

Upcoming Events and Tours on the Mile

Belfast Giants V Guildford Flames
01 APR 2023, 7.00PM - 9.30PM

Belfast Giants V Guildford Flames

Local Eateries

During your visit, why not try out one of the delicious local eateries along the Maritime Mile, from cosy coffee spots to Belfast’s largest outdoor restaurant – there’s something for everyone.

Eat and Drink

Eat and Drink

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