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Things to see & do in Derry~Londonderry

Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Guests interact with exhibitions at the Derry Girls Exhibition
    Visit the home of Derry Girls and discover where it all began! See original memorabilia from the hit show, like Erin’s diary, Aunt Sarah’s famous pyjamas and Ma Mary’s Woolworths sweater, not to mention the infamous Spice Girls costumes!
    1. 4 Jul 20234 Jul 2024
  2. Seamus Heaney HomePlace - Exhibition
    Seamus Heaney HomePlace takes you on an inspiring journey through the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  3. Group overlooking the Peace Bridge in Derry city on the Foodie Cycle Tour
    Far and Wild is the leading eco-adventure company in the North West of Ireland, bringing you activities including Moonlight Kayaking, Coasteering, and Stand Up Paddle Board tours.
  4. Image of one of the local producers Bronagh Duffin from Bakehouse NI sieving flour into a bowl
    Bakehouse NI is a small cookery school set in the countryside near the village of Bellaghy. It provides “at home” cookery experiences based around traditional Irish cookery using local ingredients.
    1. On a city walking tour, join your guide as they take you around key locations in and around the only intact walled city in Ireland on a fully guided tour, lasting approximately 1 hour.
      1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
    2. The Walled City Brewery craft uniquely local, premium quality, fabulously flavoursome food and beer in their multi-award winning brewhouse, restaurant and new taproom. If you truly want a flavour of the North-West, it is a must-visit!
      1. A warm welcome awaits you at the 4 Star Best Western White Horse Hotel. Free WiFi, Free Car Parking & extensive leisure complex only 5 miles from City.
      2. image of Visit Derry sightseeing ticket.
        The Visit Derry Pass is the Official Sightseeing ticket for the Walled City of Derry~Londonderry.
      3. Couple standing on the Peace Bridge in Derry-Londonderry looking out over the Foyle River
        If you're booking a short break to the North West, take inspiration from this sample itinerary which includes some of the best places to visit, eat and sleep in the region.
      4. Get yourself down to Badger's Bar where you'll find the infamous Derry Girls mural, one of the best selfie locations in the city of Derry.
      5. Accommodation in Derry~Londonderry
        Whether it’s luxury, low-budget or a family friendly place to rest your head, everyone who spends a night in Derry-Londonderry is guaranteed one thing - a very warm welcome. The standard of accommodation in this county is second to none and there is ample room for all budgets and all tastes.
      6. Activities & Attractions in Derry/Londonderry
        This city’s charm lies in the unexpected. There are tonnes of things to do in Derry-Londonderry and around every corner of this old town lies a work of art or a quirky landmark or a local ready with a silver-tongued one-liner.
      7. Food & Drink in Derry/Londonderry
        Derry-Londonderry’s restaurants, bistros and brasseries are booming. For a city of its size, the choice of food is quite remarkable. Whether you’re in the mood for tapas with an Irish twist, lovely great cuts of fine roast beef or award-winning Asian dumplings, this place has it all and more.
      8. Mussenden Temple, County Londonderry on a sunny day

        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.

      9. Mural of the main cast from TV's Derry Girls on the side of Badgers Bar in Derry/Londonderry. From left to right - James, Michelle, Erin, Orla, Claire. Michelle is giving a peace sign.

        Ye haven’t seen Derry Girls yet? Ah, catch yerself on! 

        If you haven’t seen Derry Girls, you’re in for a treat. The Lisa McGee-penned comedy following the hilarious exploits of a group of teenagers, their families and friends - oh, and their school principal, Sister Michael - in the early 1990s is a joy to behold.

      10. The Tower Museum houses two permanent exhibitions: The Story of Derry and An Armada Shipwreck - La Trinidad Valencera, as well as other temporary exhibitions. The Derry Girls Experience will arrive at the Tower Museum on Tuesday 4th July!
        1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023

      Awaken your Giant Spirit

      1. Child Ziplining
        Check out our Zip Trekking Experience, Tree Trek Adventure or our combi package the Full Aerial Challenge exciting grown-up fun in the great outdoors.
        1. The Premier Hotel in the North West, situated on the banks of the Foyle and within easy access to the historic City of Derry. Lavishly appointed bedrooms, superb cuisine, professional service for conference and business, as well as friendly staff.
        2. Fashioned in neo-gothic style, the Guildhall is one of the most striking buildings in the North West and was originally built in 1887. The building now boasts a multifaceted tourism experience providing a central hub for visitors exploring the city
          1. Derry was the cradle of the modern day conflict, today it is an Irish/European vibrant and welcoming city offering history, culture, Irish traditional music scene, pubs and restaurants. With it's walls and Bogside wall murals Derry City has it all.
            1. group of 3 females enjoying a drink inside the Blackbird
              Blackbird is a newly established free house offering a generous range of brews from Derry, Northern Ireland and beyond. Our carefully selected beer list will satisfy the most ardent hophead.
              1. Soda & Starch
                Nestled inside Derry’s Walls in the heart of the Craft Village, this charming pantry and grill strives to showcase the diversity of Ireland’s rich culinary heritage. The Soda & Starch experience is underpinned by a passion for using high quality, seasonal ingredients from carefully sourced local suppliers to create delicious authentic cuisine, rooted in Irish cooking traditions and accompanied by huge helpings of their hospitality
              2. Two dancers doing a demonstration as part of the Ceili & Craic experience at The Ponderosa.
                The Ponderosa is Ireland’s highest bar & restaurant with breath-taking views of the Sperrin Mountains. It offers everything you could wish for in the way of old world charm and atmosphere, especially in Paddy Joe’s traditional Irish pub. It’s renowned for its evenings of music and dancing - or ‘ceili’ (‘kay-lee’) as they say in Irish. Throw in their unique blend of fun and banter (known locally as ‘craic’) and you're in for an unforgettable evening!
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