100th Anniversary of the Titanic: International Places of Interest
The sinking of the Titanic over 100 years ago has been a memorable moment in history. To mark the anniversary of this iconic ship, we have created a list of international places of interest that will excite all you history buffs out there.
- Belfast, Ireland: Where it all began. Titanic was built in the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Ireland, and at the time was the largest ship ever made. On March 30 the city opened a major museum, the Titanic Belfast, to honor the ship’s history. www.titanicbelfast.com
- Cherbourg, France: A common misconception is Titanic sank on its first outing. In fact, the ship made its first stop at port in Cherbourg, in the Normandy region on the northern coast of France. Cruise lines still visit Cherbourg today, and the port city’s harbor and maritime museum stand out as top tourist attractions. www.citedelamer.com
- Queenstown, Ireland: Straight after its first stop, Titanic turned back toward Ireland and made a second stop at Queenstown, now known as Cobh. Visitors can take a historic tour that traces the key moments Cobh shares with the ship. www.titanic.ie
- Southampton, England: Titanic started its trans-Atlantic voyage here, on the south coast of England. Southampton pays tribute to the engineers who lost their lives on the ship. www.maritimequest.com/misc_pages/monuments_memorials/titanic_engineer_memorial.htm