Titanic Centre, Belfast
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Notes From Hidden Britain: Northern Ireland
4. Titanic Centre, Belfast
Belfast once also boasted the world's biggest ship - the ill-fated RMS Titanic. The Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard here in Belfast. On her maiden voyage, 100 years ago this year, she hit an iceberg and sank with the loss of 1514 lives. During our road trip there's just time to visit the newly opened Titanic Belfast centre situated immediately in front of the slipway from where Titanic's hull was launched in 1911. A visit here reminds you just how the story of this doomed ship and the lives of the Belfast craftsmen and women who built her are woven into the soul of this proud city.