Here’s our top picks of things to do and see in Derry~Londonderry when we can travel again.

As Northern Ireland’s second largest city, Derry-Londonderry is naturally jam packed with things to do. Whether you’re bringing the whole family, your other half or just yourself. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Derry-Londonderry.

In search of a little tranquillity? Kick off your boots, sit back and relax. Looking for something a little more high octane? Take a deep breath, we know just where to go. With so much to see and do, here’s a list to get you started.

Gems in the city

If off the beaten track is what you’re after, there’s plenty of hidden gems in Derry-Londonderry. For vintage collectors, The Craft Village in the heart of the city is the perfect spot. Bedlam and Whatnot are crammed with lots of quirky things to add to your collection.

After picking up a few bits, you can take a long relaxing stroll in St Columb’s Park, before sitting down to a well-deserved cuppa at Café in the Park. Or you could soak up the early evening vibes with a wander along Strand Road or Queen’s Quay. Then sink your teeth into some top quality organically sourced street food at Pyke and Pommes - served straight from the hatch.

If these walls could talk…

After all that, why not immerse yourself in the Story of Derry exhibition? Or make your way up the Tower Museum and take in the stunning panoramic views of the city and the River Foyle at the top.

If that’s not enough, you can really get to know the city at the iconic Free Derry Corner gable wall and the city’s famous walls. After all, no trip to Derry-Londonderry would be complete without walking around them. The perfect Instagram moment awaits.

Get your heart racing

If you’re looking for of a bit of adventure, you’ll find something to get your heart racing. Creggan Country Park’s three freshwater lakes will have you jumping into all sorts of water sports. From an inflatable water assault course to aqua zorbing to canoeing.

After that, you can take things up a notch or 10 at Jungle NI. Feel the thrills and excitement of anything from tree-top high wires to zorbing to archery with a difference and even llama trekking - not to mention the largest paintball site in Northern Ireland.

To warm down, you can carve out your own beautiful slice of the Causeway Coastal Route by hitting the road from Derry-Londonderry to the pristine beaches at Benone and Downhill, where Game of Thrones® was filmed. Enjoy a bracing walk along the miles of stunning golden sand or take the car and admire the views and munch on a unique car picnic. Now we’re talking.

Or chill out…

Sometimes you just want to get away from it all. Well, there’s plenty of places for you to get lost in Derry-Londonderry. If it’s beauty you’re after, Springhill is a sight to behold. Idyllically situated on the edge of the picturesque Sperrin Mountains and often called the ‘prettiest house in Ulster’, this is one house that’s well worth the tour. Take a stroll on the camomile lawn, breathe in the delicious apple fragrance and explore the small walled gardens.

If views are more your thing, the ruins of historic Downhill Demesne are just the place. The circular temple built in 1785 totters on a cliff edge high above the Atlantic Ocean. Breath in the fresh sea air as you hike around the estate and clifftop walks for breath-taking views.

Good craic on tour

The Derry Girls have brought that famous Derry humour to the masses over the past couple of years, and they’ve made an impression on their city too. Just take a stroll by the giant mural on the side of Badger’s Bar in the heart of the city and see for yourself.

After taking a selfie with the girls, you can find out more about them on the Derry Girls Tour. Why not follow that up with a tour to settle the stomach? The Made in Derry Food Tour will take you to six local eateries where they’ll fill you up with the ins and outs of what makes this region so food mad. Listen to chefs and producers tell their stories while you dig into delicious fresh fish, street food and delectable desserts.

There’s plenty more in Derry-Londonderry

Derry-Londonderry is wall to wall with things to do and see, whatever kind of trip you’re planning. Whether it’s a family of five, a gang of twelve or a room for two, there’s a spot for everyone.

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