Struggling to keep the kids entertained during lockdown? White our fabulous eateries, hotels and attractions may be temporarily closed or takeout only, there’s still lots to explore and discover along Belfast’s Maritime Mile! Check out our top things to do along Belfast’s Maritime Mile during lockdown.
Walk along the Maritime Mile and you will discover the Glass of Thrones stained glass windows. These beautifully crafted, giant stained-glass windows were created to celebrate the final series of Game of Thrones in 2019. Each one depicts the world’s most searched, shared and talked about moments from across the entire Game of Thrones series. Don’t forget to take a selfie on the Iron Throne!
From the Dividers at City Quays to the Great Light on the Titanic Walkway, the Maritime Mile is home to lots of amazing public art. Follow the trail from the City Quays, across the Lagan Weir footbridge and along Belfast’s iconic waterfront to Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House. As you follow the trail, you can also explore the city’s maritime past as you walk in the footsteps of the thousands of dockers who worked in the biggest shipyard in the world!
Why not take a walk along the Titanic Walkway and discover the historic Great Light. It is one of the largest optics of its kind ever built in the world and is around 130 years old. It weighs 7 tonnes, is 7m tall and produced one of the strongest light house beams ever to shine!
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. Remember to stay safe and wipe down the bikes before and after use.
Although we can’t sit in for now, there are still plenty of fantastic takeaway options along the Mile! Grab a coffee and traybake at Paper Cup or The Dock Cafe, enjoying delicious deli food from Spar Titanic Quarter or Centra City Quays, or order a tasty sub from Subway – there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Check out our Eat & Drink section for more info.
Once you’ve made your way through our top things to do, you might want to start planning your next visit when our amazing attractions and hospitality businesses reopen. Every business has social distancing measures in place to ensure your visit is as safe as possible. Keep an eye on our interactive map and social media channels for updates on reopening later this month.
Please remember to stay safe and follow public health guidelines at all times. And be sure to share your Maritime Mile photos with us on Facebook and Instagram using #MaritimeMile!
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