Published: 8th June 2021
‘Hello Maritime Mile’ Encourages Everyone to Jump Onboard for a Summer Adventure
Maritime Mile, an initiative by Maritime Belfast Trust the charity responsible for preserving Belfast’s maritime and industrial heritage, has launched ‘Hello Maritime Mile’. A campaign encouraging everyone to take on a post-lockdown adventure by exploring Belfast’s iconic waterfront experience – an outdoor museum of Titanic proportions.
With safety guidelines in place for everyone to follow, the Maritime Mile’s world-famous attractions, fantastic eateries and first-class accommodation have reopened and are already welcoming visitors back to the iconic waterfront destination.
With plenty to see and do along the Maritime Mile, here’s some ideas to kick start your summer adventure. Discover Belfast’s rich maritime and industrial heritage as well as uncovering many exciting experiences along the way:
- Discover world class attractions including Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic, making sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the fantastic local eateries – Hickson’s Point, Paper Cup, CARGO by Vertigo, the Dock Café! Why not stay the night at any one of the first-class hotels – AC Hotel Belfast and Titanic Hotel Belfast and enjoy an evening meal (plus cocktails!) in Novelli at City Quays or the Wolff Grill at Titanic Hotel.
- Go on a maritime adventure with the Maritime Mile Treasure Trail. Uncover exciting questions and facts along the 20 stops plus there’s lots of fantastic prizes to be won. This free, self-guided trail will help you explore some of the most interesting parts of Belfast’s waterfront.
- Explore the unique public art dotted along the waterfront from the Big Fish and Dividers at Clarendon Dock to the Belfast Buoys and the H&W cranes. Rediscover the most famous moments from Game of Thrones on the Glass of Thrones Walking Trail, that starts at AC Hotel Belfast and finishing at HMS Caroline.
- Dive into Belfast’s seafaring history and start the maritime experience at Clarendon Dock and Sailortown, discovering St Joseph’s Church, Belfast Harbour Commissioners’ Offices and Sinclair Seamen’s Church.
- Clock up to 10,000 heritage steps along the Maritime Mile by walking in the footsteps of former H&W shipyard workers. Take in the sights and sounds of the stunning waterfront, perfect for walking, cycling, running or finding that perfect Instagram moment!
- Keep up to date with the exciting line up of events and festivals happening over the coming months including Giant Tour Experiences featuring Photography Tours and Glass of Thrones Walking Tours. Also, look out on maritime-mile.com for the People on the Maritime Mile video series. Hear from people who live, work and play along the Maritime Mile and what makes the place special to them.
- To mark the occasion, the Lagan Footbridge, St Joseph’s Church, Titanic Belfast, Titanic Hotel Belfast and the Great Light will be lighting up blue tonight (Tuesday 8th June), to support the Hello Maritime Mile
Launching Hello Maritime Mile, Maeve Moreland, Destination Manager from Maritime Belfast Trust, said:
“Hello Maritime Mile is an initiative that will not only support all of our partners as they reopen and welcome everyone safely back to our iconic waterfront, but will encourage everyone to go on a maritime adventure, exploring the sights, sounds and experiences of this very unique and historic destination. There’s lots of things to do for all ages and we look forward to seeing everyone say Hello Maritime Mile this summer!”
For all details and for further information visit www.maritime-mile.com. To download a copy of the Treasure Trail map visit www.maritime-mile.com/treasure. Make sure to say hello and join the conversation on Maritime Mile Facebook and Instagram using #HelloMaritimeMile #MaritimeMile.