04/05/2012 07:13 am ET Updated Jun 05, 2012

Top 10 Titanic Anniversary Sights (PHOTOS)

Few voyages have captured the imagination like that of the RMS Titanic. Almost 100 years ago she sailed from Belfast on her maiden trip. The rest is common knowledge: The "unsinkable" ship collided with an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912 and sank in two-and-a-half hours with the loss of more than 1,500 people.

Arguably, it was James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster Titanic (and now the 3-D version) that created the global myth that is feeding many of this year's commemorations.

There are a few key sites on the Titanic trail and some geographically more distant that are also marking the anniversary with exhibitions and events.

-- Oonagh Shiel

Top 10 Titanic Anniversary Sights