Whitehead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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The Gobbins Coastal Path www.thegobbinscliffpath.com

The Visitor Centre with café is open daily from 9. to 4.30

Visitors can enjoy fully-guided 2.5 hour walking tours which will interpret the history and heritage of the site, its flora and fauna and its geological features. From Monday 4th March 2019 tours will be available 7 days a week to Sunday 3rd November and will operate every 30 minutes (last tour time varies). Booking and appropriate footwear recommended – booking available via thegobbinscliffpath.com.

Gobbins Cliff Path was built along the base of the Gobbins Cliff in Islandmagee in 1902 and in its heyday attracted more visitors than the Giant's Causeway 

The original path was designed by Berkley Dean Wise for the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway Company as a commercial venture to attract passengers to use their rail link between Belfast and Whitehead 

The path was ¾ of a mile long and linked by a series of spectacular metal bridges which were incredible feats of engineering in themselves.

 

Titanic Belfast - www.titanicbelfast.com

Find out more about opening hours, prices, location facilities, frequently asked questions and more on the above web link. Book in advance, Museum tickets & passes from £18.50.

Belfast's most famous construction, the Titanic, which was built in the city's Harland & Wolff's shipyard in 1912, sank on her maiden voyage. Designed by Belfast engineer Thomas Andrews, Titanic was the largest man-made moving object in the world, and Belfast was at the very heart of Britain's shipbuilding industry. 

Thomas Andrews sailed with Titanic, and was the first person to realise that his great ship was doomed. He ordered an immediate evacuation and helped many of the survivors off the ship, but Andrews himself and 1,500 passengers were drowned.  

Today Harland & Wolff is no longer building ships, but is still a working yard. It has the largest dry dock in Europe, which is now used to repair and maintain huge oil rigs and ferries.

There is also the option of a Belfast Combination ticket from £30 for Titanic admission and 48 hour hop on hop off bus Sight Seeing Belfast tour.

 

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