Belfast in 2012

When you are thinking about fascinating destinations to travel to, stomach then there are plenty of reasons that you might find yourself in Belfast considering it has been named among the top 20 travel destinations of the world for 2012.  Because there is so much to see and do when you get there, it might be best to really plan out what you want to see.  You can add St. Anne’s Cathedral to your list and then hit other great architectural attractions such as the Grand Opera House.

While you are in Belfast, you will be able to visit the new Titanic Museum dedicated to the “unsinkable” ship that has rested at the bottom of the ocean for nearly 100 years. As a matter of fact, if you decide to visit the museum April 7th, there will be a light show to celebrate the opening of it.  You will see synchronized pyrotechnics and 3D motion graphics during this even making it a 4o minute long, must see performance. But don’t worry if you can’t make it to the event, for the entire thing will be streamed live online.

Now, if you do happen to make it out for this once in a life time experience, then you know that this amazing light show is all part of the Titanic Belfast Festival of 2012.  While the lights are a main attraction, there is so much more to see and do during the festival.

You can enjoy anything from the Easter Festival at Belfast City Hall complete with Titanic related artifacts, tours and films to Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic at St. Anne’s Cathedral where a specially written requiem by Belfast composer Philip Hammond will be held.  All this and more makes Belfast one of the perfect destinations to explore and learn new things and expand your knowledge, not only about Belfast but about the history of the Titanic.



For more information on events, festivals, and commemorations taking place during ni2012 click on or visit your local tourist information centre.  You can also visit

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