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Big Fish

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Iconic Ceramic Landmark Worth A Selfie

Located along the river at Lagan Lookout, the 10m-long Big Fish can't be missed. AKA the Salmon of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Surprisingly worth visiting!

It's a fish! Yes but it has lots of cartoons and pictures to look at and it is quite imposing! WE... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Grafham, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

I couldn't quite believe just how good the Big Fish was, it's absolutely marvellous. A true piece of Belfast folklore. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, the fish is a true Irish hero. You will spend hours admiring its decadent scales and fishy features, wondering...More

7  Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

It's a fish. It's pretty fish. It's pretty big, pretty fish and you can't help but notice it when you're on the way from Belfast city centre to Titanic quarter, so you might as well stop to admire its craftsmanship and get a photo (pretending...More

3  Thank SaoirseFaith
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located along the river at Lagan Lookout, the 10m-long Big Fish can't be missed. AKA the Salmon of Knowledge, its ceramic tiles highlight key historical events and landmarks of Northern Ireland. Legend is if you kiss it on the head, you will have eternal wisdom....More

1  Thank marfield49
Reviewed 10 October 2018

It's a fish! Yes but it has lots of cartoons and pictures to look at and it is quite imposing! WE were surprised at how long we stayed looking at it!

2  Thank DREGS
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

As beautiful as it was to see it’s still a statue of a fish but worth while to just go see if your passing by the art work on it is really detailed.

1  Thank Adam W
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a big fish statue near the Lagan river. Don’t need to go there as there is nothing much to see unless you are on the way to the Titanic Quarters which is across the river or walk towards the city to the swinging Albert...More

Thank Wan M
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting and iconic sculpture great for photos. Could have done with more text regarding the significance of the various images on the tiles.

Thank Niall B
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Cool to see, in the statue family. Not much you can do other than take a photo or two. we saw it on the walk back from the Titanic Museum.

Thank IrishScorp
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This is really different - a fish covered in pictures depicting the life and history of Belfast. Take the time to go and see it if you are in the Cathedral quarter.

Thank SusieLips
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The salmon have returned to Belfast thanks to efforts be the city to clean the water. The area is beautiful for waking. This fish is a short walk from the Titanic Belfast.

Thank susanbL8449ZF
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I marked this in our plans as we were going to be in the area anyway. Its a very cool statue. A local guy stopped us to explain it commemorates the first fish which returned to the Liffey after the city council cleaned the water....More

Thank JessitoBG
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

On the water front your will find the salmon of knowledge. The big fish is made of different pictures of the past and present . Easily found and free to see

Thank Perkadventures
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