The vibrant city of Derry~Londonderry is rapidly becoming a first choice for short breaks thanks to it’s historic local attractions, an action packed calendar of events and a unique culture that has resulted in the city winning the first ever UK City of Culture title 2013. This title is now the catalyst for transformation and means that Derry will play host to a year long celebration of culture in the city.
There is an abundance of rich heritage and culture to explore – visitors can take a stroll along the famous 17th Century Walls and view one of the largest collections of original cannon in the whole of Europe, dating back to the days of the Siege. Or why not take a trip to the Award Winning Tower Museum where you can discover Derry’s complex yet fascinating history and visit the incredible Spanish Armada Shipwreck exhibition.
Central Derry is cosy, compact and increasingly cosmopolitan with a lively number of quality eateries and trendy bars. If you fancy a spot of retail therapy, the city really is a fashionista’s paradise – be prepared to be spoilt by Derry’s choice for even the most professional shopaholic!
The city is famed for its love of art, literature and music – check out the Millennium Forum, the Playhouse and the Verbal Arts Centre where you will find a varied line up of musicals, comedy performances and plays. The perfect way to relax after a hard day sightseeing and shopping!
One of the unique joys of the region is its blend of urban delight and rural bliss. Just a few minutes drive from Derry takes you to Donegal where you can enjoy stunning beaches and coastline, outdoor activities including angling and cycling, and of course some of Ireland’s finest links courses!
No matter what type of holiday you enjoy Derry~Londonderry has got it all; a melting pot of history and heritage, activities and adventure, festivals and events. Enjoy Wall to Wall fun thanks to the people, place and culture of this unique and youthful city.