Victoria Square, Belfast Creative commons image Credit: Jonny Baillie under CC-BY-NC licence
Victoria Square, Belfast

1. Titanic was built in Belfast

2. Tourism brings £123 million to Belfast every year

3. Belfast Zoo is home to the only group of purple-faced langurs in Europe

Zoo sign Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

4. John Wood Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre in Belfast

Car wheel Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

5. Liam Neeson first trod the boards at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre

6. Napoleon’s nose overlooks the city

Napoleon's Nose Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

7. Queen’s University taught both Protestants and Catholics from 1845

Queen's University Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

8. Poet Seamus Heaney, David Trimble and Irish President Mary MacAleese are all alumni of Queen’s University

9. James Murray invented Milk of Magnesia in Belfast

Milk of magnesia Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

10. Belfast’s famous cranes are called Samson and Goliath. Some women think they should be called Samson and Delilah Cranes

Cranes Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

11. One third of the population of Northern Ireland lives in Belfast

12. Women could hold any office at Queen’s University in Belfast, twelve years before they could study at Oxford

13. Belfast has the world’s largest dry dock

Belfast docks Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

14. Oscar Wilde thought that there was only one beautiful building in Belfast. It is now home to Marks and Spencer

Marks & Spencer Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

15. Led Zeppelin’s 'Stairway to Heaven' was first played live in the Ulster Hall

Ulster Hall Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

16. The Albert Clock is Ireland’s leaning tower of Pisa

Albert clockface Copyrighted image Credit: Production team Albert Clock Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

17. One and a half million tourists visit Belfast every year

Statue of Lord Kelvin Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

18. Lord Kelvin came up with the 2nd law of thermodynamics in Belfast

Lord Kelvin statue Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

19. The Glass Jar is the narrowest bar in the city

The Glass Jar pub Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

20. There are 3000 acres of park in Belfast

Botanic park Copyrighted image Credit: Production team

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