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Titanic Belfast wins Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction title

Titanic Belfast has been named as Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards.

Titanic Belfast beat off stiff competition from the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, La Sagrada Familia, Spain, The Eiffel Tower, France, Acropolis, Athens, Buckingham Palace, England, Ribeira do Porto, Portugal, and The Roman Colosseum, Italy for the top spot.

It is also the first-time an attraction from Northern Ireland has won the accolade in its 23 year history.

Titanic Belfast chief executive, Tim Husbands, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to be Europe’s Best Tourist Attraction and to bring the award back to Ireland!

“After only four years in operation, to be recognised and beat off stiff competition from Europe’s most iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Roman Colosseum is a true honour.

“We know what we offer at Titanic Belfast is special – the enduring story of Titanic and the appeal of its home where she was designed and built captures hearts and minds throughout the world.


“We are pleased that we are recognised world-wide as the ultimate Titanic Experience and a must-see for anyone visiting Belfast, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We would like to thank everyone who has supported and voted for us.”

Since opening in 2012, Titanic Belfast has established itself as a world-class attraction on the local, national and international stage, and continues to go from strength to strength. 

Last month, it welcomed its three-millionth visitor, having once again exceeded visitor number expectations.

This milestone came during a record-breaking August, as the visitor attraction experienced its busiest day to date.

The world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, Titanic Belfast is located on the spot where the famous liner was built and launched.