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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. The Peace Bridge has become an integral part of the city’s infrastructure and is held in high regard by locals and visitors alike for its stunning physical beauty and in equal measures for the symbolic story it represents.
  4. 2 international visitors walking along Derry's Walls with luggage in hand

    Getting to Derry~Londonderry is easy. Like everywhere in Northern Ireland, it’s well connected to everywhere else, no matter where you’re coming from.

  5. Group on the Peace Bridge in Derry~Londonderry with guide David from Derrie Danders
    Combine sight-seeing and history on a fascinating guided stroll through the streets of Derry~Londonderry. The route of this unique, guided tour links the blue plaques of Derry~Londonderry and is the perfect way to get a handle on the heritage and layout of Europe’s oldest intact walled city.
    1. Tower Museum
      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
    2. 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
    3. 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. Christmas has arrived at bishops gate
        The exquisite Grade B1 listed Bishop’s Gate Hotel is perfectly positioned within the historic city walls in the heart of Derry City’s Cathedral Quarter. An iconic landmark with a unique history, the hotel is an intimate urban oasis featuring 31 luxurious guestrooms.
      2. image of Visit Derry sightseeing ticket.
        The Visit Derry Pass is the Official Sightseeing ticket for the Walled City of Derry~Londonderry.
      3. Christmas and New Year Offers
        Explore Christmas and New Year Offers, with exclusive deals and packages to make your holiday season truly special. However you choose to celebrate the festive season, there's something for everyone from cosy winter getaways to memorable New Year's Eve extravaganzas, all at great prices.
      4. Best things to do in Derry~Londonderry
        Here's suggestions for a trip to Derry~Londonderry, including where to head if you're after the best drink in the city, the most opulent of surroundings or breathtaking cliff walks. The craic here is "legenderry", and this list will help you uncover all the best spots.
      5. 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.

      6. 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.
      7. 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.
      8. 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.

      Awaken your Giant Spirit

      1. Night-time view of the entrance to Friels Bar
        Friels Bar and Restaurant is currently run by the fourth generation of the Friel family. The bar has been in the family name for over 150 years. In the bar, you will get a real feel of the old world, with pictures and memorabilia of bygone times
        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. One of Derry’s coolest boutique hotels is located on Derry’s famous Shipquay Street. Overlooking the Old City Walls and Derry’s famous Guildhall, Shipquay Boutique Hotel is a luxurious and intimate boutique hotel.
          2. The Guildhall
            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. 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
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