About Belfast 2012 – What’s there?
Belfast will celebrate the Centenary of the launch of the Titanic during 2012. It will be a momentous year for the city and be marked by a series of festivals and exhibitions as well as the official opening of the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction constructed on the very site that the ship set sail from in 1912.
In recent years the city has welcomed every increasing numbers of visitors, many arriving into Belfast for the first time. Fascination with the city’s turbulent past and determined to gain an insight into the rich cultural and political history of Northern Ireland has seen visitors swept away by the vibrancy and the renowned warmth of welcome they have received from locals.
Belfast is also the gateway to many other attractions in Northern Ireland and indeed the island as a whole. The Giants Causeway, Derry’s Walls, the beautiful north coast, the Fermanagh Lakelands and the Mourne Mountains are all within a two hour bus journey of Belfast and would make for a superb day trip for delegates with some time to spare.
For others with more time on their hands Dublin is a two hour journey by train/bus, Cork is easily accessible within 5 hours with the famous Kingdom of Kerry only slightly further and all reflective of the stunning scenery and fascinating history for which Ireland has gained a world-wide reputation.
For further information on what Belfast has to offer delegates attending the SRE Conference in 2012 visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/tourism