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If you want to see the city that inspired the Chronicles of Narnia and Gulliver’s Travels, come to Belfast. Now that its its troubles have entered the annals of history, Belfast has transformed itself into a fascinating city that melds traditional Victorian architecture, a shimmering waterfront, and a buzzing cultural scene to create one magnificent urban wonderland.
Unless you were living in splendid isolation somewhere, it may have come to your attention that 2012 was the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s maiden - and tragically final - voyage. Experience the whole story of the Titanic in the city of its birth at the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, Titanic Belfast. This state-of-the-art building at the site of the ship’s construction outlines the history of the Titanic from its conception in Belfast in the early 1900s.
Once compared with Pisa’s leaning tower, Victoria Street’s Albert Clock now stands resolutely upright following a recent renovation. It was built in 1865 in Gothic style in honour of Queen Victoria’s consort, Prince Albert. At 34 metres, it provided a superb vantage point for at least one adventurous individual anxious to get a good view of Titanic’s launch in 1912. The Albert Clock stands on ground reclaimed from the River Lagan and includes a statue of Prince Albert, intricately carved crowned lions, and floral embellishments.
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