Most people don’t realize that Northern Ireland is a whole separate country from the Republic of Ireland or what many people just call Ireland. Northern Ireland is still a part of the UK and are governed by British rule. There are still very high tensions between the people of Northern Ireland and the people of Ireland due to the early 1900’s split.
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and most famously known for the Titanic museum. The Titanic was built in Belfast and launched from the Belfast Lough on May 31, 1911. The shipyard sits behind the museum today and you can actually walk where the Titanic was built. The etching lines of where the ship stood are marked on the ground, including where the famous bow that Rose stood on was built. The entire museum’s building is built like the bow of the Titanic and is the largest Titanic exhibit in the world.