ARCHIVE - April 17, 2017
Mosaic, Down Cathedral
Your ticket into the Titanic Experience is a replica of the tickets used for entry to the Titanic in 1912, which you can keep as a souvenir. You’re then free to explore. The facility is huge and has enough to fill up one’s entire day. However, some of my favorite parts of the exhibit included the radio message exhibit, which displays the actual radio messages between the Titanic and other ships from the time it set sail to the time it sank, as well as the models of the ship’s cabins with examples of all class varieties. I could talk about this incredible exhibit (and even the ride within) forever. However, take my word for it, it’s an attraction that should never be overlooked. With many Titanic museums around the world, nothing is quite like this.
Once finished with Titanic Belfast, we left Northern Ireland and headed to County Down to visit Down Cathedral, the burial site of Saint Patrick. We had some free time to explore the cathedral and the grave site before congregating in front of the altar to learn the history of both Saint Patrick and the cathedral. Once we more fully understood the history behind the landmark, we had more time to walk throughout the cathedral and cemeteries.
Altar, Down Cathedral
The night out at The Abbey Tavern was a great way to end a trip full of precious memories. When we returned to the hotel, some guests and I stopped by the hotel bar for a drink and to view a slideshow of the week we shared.
Next, I’m starting a new tour, Taste of Cornwall and Wales, with guide David Turner.
Meet ya there!