Europa Hotel, Belfast.  Image supplied.  SHD TRAVEL MARCH 4 EUROPA HOTEL.
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From hellhole to haven

Belfast's historic Europa might have a few shortfalls but it continues to survive and delight.

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The Titanic in 1912.

Tale of the century

Titanic Belfast marks the centenary of the tragedy and a turning point for the city, writes David Atkinson.

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The dry dock at Harland and Wolff's shipyard in Belfast, where Titanic was fitted out before its fatal maiden voyage. ...

Titanic comeback: from no-go zone to must-see destination

Once blacklisted next to Baghdad and Beirut as a tourism no-go zone, Belfast has become one of the world's must-see destinations thanks to its troubled past, great golfing present and impending anniversary of the tragedy of the Titanic.

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Carnlough, Northern Ireland.

Launch into a new era

A program of regeneration is helping lay Northern Ireland's difficult past to rest. David Atkinson travels from Belfast to Londonderry to see what's in store.

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Melton Mowbray street market, the home of pork pies.

National treasures

From pork pies to jellied eels, Simon Majumdar documents the endangered flavours of his homeland.

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