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Derry City, Co. Derry

The River Foyle curves picturesquely around the old walled town of Derry, creating a cosy setting which jars horribly with the reality of this city's recent troubled history. The old centre of Derry is the small walled city on the west bank of the river, with the square called the Diamond at its heart. Barbed-wire barriers detract from the magnificence of the city walls, though also giving resonance to their history. From the top there are good views of the Bogside and its defiant murals - 'No Surrender!' - and the Free Derry monument. Inside the walls, the Tower Museum tells the story of Derry from the days of St Columcille to the present. St Columb's Cathedral stands within the walls of the old city and dates from 1628; it's usually surrounded by barbed wire and surveillance cameras. Last century, Derry was one of the main ports from which the Irish emigrated to the USA. The Harbour Museum has a small collection of maritime memorabilia on display. Derry is only just over one and a half hours from Belfast by bus.

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Derry City Walls

Derry City, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
The most visibly striking historic feature of the city is the historic walls. It is the only remaining completely walled City in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe and they have been kept in a splendid state of preservation.

St. Eugene's Cathedral

Derry City, Francis St, BT48 9AP, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland

Ashbrook Estate

Ashbrook, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Ashbrook has been the Ash family home since before 1590. It is unique in that the same family continues to live there to this day. Located just outside the city of Derry on the river Faughan, Ashbrook is quirky historic house set in natural parkland. The

Harbour Museum

Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
Locasted in Harbour Square is this traditional museum, and Picture Gallery principally dealing with the maritime history of the area. Temporary exhibitions are regularly displayed.

Millennium Forum

3 Newmarket Street, Derry City, Co. Derry

St. Columb's Cathedral and Chapter House Museum

Derry City, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
The most historic building in the city, built in 1633. Open Monday-Saturday all year; Summer 9.00am-5.00pm. Winter 9.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm. Groups welcome. Admission £1 per person.

The Fifth Province

Derry City, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
By using a variety of dramatic effects and audio-visual techniques, brings to life the history and culture of the Celts.

The Guildhall

Derry City, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
This neo-Gothic style building is the civic and cultural centre for the people of the city. There are many concerts, exhibitions and meetings held here throughout the year.

The McGilloway Gallery

Derry City, Co Derry, Northern Ireland
Includes artist biographies and samples of their work, plus exhibition information.

The Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry City, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
The Tower Museum tells the story of Derry, chronicling the history of the city from its geological formation through to the present day.

Waterside Theatre

Glendermott Road, Derry/Londonderry, Co. Derry

Hotels in Derry City

Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel

68 Clooney Road, Londonderry, BT47 3PA, Co. Derry
With an award-winning restaurant and leisure centre, this 4-star, family-run hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. Best Western White Horse Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Derry centre, just 3 miles from Derry Airport.

Maldron Hotel Derry (Formerly The Tower Hotel) Maldron Hotel Derry (Formerly The Tower Hotel)

Butcher Street, Derry, BT48 6HL, Co. Derry
The 4-star Maldron Hotel Derry is the only hotel located within Derry’s historic city walls, offering luxurious accommodation and easy access to the city’s theatres, restaurants and shops.

Beech Hill Hotel Beech Hill Hotel

32 Ardmore Rd, Derry, BT47 3QP, Co. Derry
This 4-star 18th century country house hotel is situated in the countryside, just a short drive from Derry city centre and within reach of the City of Derry Airport.

Bishop Bishop's Gate Hotel

24 Bishop St, Londonderry, BT48 6PP, Co. Derry
The Grade B1-listed Bishop’s Gate Hotel is positioned within the historic city walls of Derry City’s Cathedral Quarter.

City Hotel City Hotel

Queens Quay, Derry, BT48 7AS, Co. Derry
On the banks of the River Foyle, City Hotel has a fine restaurant, modern fitness centre and free limited on-site parking. The 4-star hotel offers wonderful views of the river and Derry’s historic Guildhall.

Drummond Hotel Drummond Hotel

481 Clooney Road, Ballykelly, Limavady, BT49 9HP, Co. Derry
Situated in the Roe Valley, this hotel is set amongst spectacular scenery and near historical sites. It also the perfect place to stay for anglers.

Hastings Everglades Hastings Everglades

41-53 Prehen Road, Londonderry, BT47 2NH, Co. Derry
On the banks of the River Foyle, the modern 4-star Everglades Hotel has free on-site parking, a bar and an award-winning restaurant. It overlooks the rugged hills of County Donegal.

The Belfray Country Inn The Belfray Country Inn

171 Glenshane Road, Londonderry, BT47 3EN, Co. Derry
The stylish Belfray Country Inn is set in countryside 3 miles from Londonderry city centre. It has a bistro and a restaurant, as well as free parking. Free Wi-Fi is available in all bedrooms and the reception area.

Travelodge Derry Travelodge Derry

22-24 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7AB, Co. Derry
The Derry Travelodge is in the centre of Derry, and offers with free WiFi with unlimited data for all devices and a bar-café.

Waterfoot Hotel Waterfoot Hotel

Caw Roundabout, Londonderry, BT47 6TB, Co. Derry
Chic and unique, the Waterfoot Hotel offers free WiFi, and free parking. Guests can enjoy a contemporary wine bar and a restaurant.

Guesthouses in Derry City

Chamberlain House Chamberlain House

27-29 Chamberlain Street, Derry, BT48 6LR, Co. Derry
In the heart of Derry-Londonderry city centre, the Chamberlain House offers self-catering rooms, free onsite parking, and free WiFi throughout. All rooms include tea/coffee making facilities and an en-suite bathroom.

Gatelodge Cottage Gatelodge Cottage

63 Balloughry Road, Londonderry, BT48 9XL, Co. Derry
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Gatelodge Cottage is located in Londonderry, 7 km from Guildhall. Free private parking is available on site. The Diamond is 6 km from Gatelodge Cottage.

Iona Inn Iona Inn

15-19 Spencer Road, Waterside, Londonderry/Derry, BT47 6AA, Co. Derry
Situated in the Waterside area of Craigavon Bridge, the family-run Iona Inn is 900 metres from Derry city centre and 1 km from the championship course of Derry Golf Club. All comfortable rooms have en suite facilities and a TV.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Derry City Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours and Bus Tours: Take a bus tour around Derry City, or an overnight tour visiting various sights in Derry City and the surrounding regions.

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