Destination Derry

Located in the stunning North West of Ireland, the charming city of Derry Londonderry is renowned as one of the finest Walled cities in Europe, full of fascinating history and culture. This vibrant destination offers a unique combination of rich heritage and a buzzing social scene where you are guaranteed the warmest of welcomes!  Uncover the many cultural delights on offer; take a trip back in time and discover over 400 years of history strolling along the historic 17th Century Walls, home to one of the largest collections of Cannon in Europe. Enjoy magnificent historic buildings and cathedrals or check out one of the many museums to uncover this unique destination’s fascinating story and journey to peace.

If retail therapy is what you are interested in, you are spoilt for choice. This fashionista’s paradise has two shopping centres which has a vast array of high street names alongside the vibrant independent stores.  For those looking for something a little bit different call in to the Craft Village, home to a range of local craft providers where you can pick up stunning pieces of artwork and clothing.

A busy day is guaranteed to work up an appetite so check out one of the many restaurants for a bite to eat. Derry was named as runner up in the prestigious ‘Restaurant Association of Ireland’s ‘Foodie Town Awards’ 2015 & 2016 so you can be sure to enjoy the very best of locally sourced produce including ‘from pier to plate’ seafood caught locally in neighboring Co. Donegal. So where to next? Discover Derry’s vibrant night time economy and see home grown artists and performers in action at one of the many cutting edge live music venues or chill out at an array of cosmopolitan cafes and bars.

Angling, golf, and equestrian breaks can all be found within easy access of the city and region. Dedicated driving, cycle and walking routes guide you on your journey of discovery taking in a wonderfully scenic landscape rich in heritage and myth. Take advantage of the city’s idyllic location linking the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ with the ‘Causeway Coastal Route’ and explore this magical region; less than a 1 hour transfer takes you the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, the oldest licensed distillery in the world! To the South of the city lie the Sperrin Mountains, a stunning area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and to the West you can marvel at the magnificent natural beauty of Co. Donegal, gateway to the award-winning ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ – the longest defined coastal touring route in the world. With its spectacular coast, blue flag beaches and off shore islands it’s no wonder Donegal was recently named by ‘National Geographic’ as ‘Coolest Place of the Planet 2017!

 

There’s a little bit of history and culture on every street corner and an action packed calendar of events to showcase the atmosphere created by the warm, witty and welcoming people you’re about to meet. Winner of the inaugural City of Culture 2013 and named by highly acclaimed travel publication ‘Lonely Planet’ as a ‘Top 10 City in the World to Visit’ we guarantee a ‘LegenDerry’ experience in Derry Londonderry!

For further information contact the team at Visit Derry who will be happy to help plan your trip! T: +44 2871 267284 E: info@visitderry.com W: visitderry.com

 

 

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