Situated picturesquely on the River Foyle, surrounded by hills and a stone’s throw from the rugged Northern Coast, Derry is steeped in history. Check out the famous Free Derry Corner and the political murals of the renowned Bogside and Fountain areas. Wander through the old hilly streets or stroll along the historic city walls with their views of the city and surrounding area.
Population
107,000
Currency
1 pound £ = 100 pence
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+11 ... 23°C
On the border with the Republic of Ireland, the city is a great base to explore the stunning beaches and hills of Donegal.
Saint Columb’s Cathedral and Chapter

House Museum built in 1633, St Columb’s Cathedral is the oldest building in Derry and dominates the skyline on all approaches to the city.

​Address: London Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 7313 ​Website: www.stcolumbscathedral.org​Opening hours: Open Mon-Sat: April-Sept 0900- 1700 Oct-March 0900- 1300 & 1400 - 1600
Historic City Walls

It is essential to take a walk around Derry’s beautifully preserved seventeenth century walls which surround the old city. This is a good way to get a view of the whole city, and to look over onto estates on both sides of the divide. Guided tours available.

​Opening hours: Open to the public from dawn until dusk.
Museum of Free Derry

Museum of Free Derry is an archive museum focusing on the civil rights’ era of the 1960’s and the Free Derry/early Trouble’s Era of the 1970’s. Admission by donation.

​Address: 55 Glenfada Park, Derry​Phone: +44 28 713 60880 ​Website: www.museumoffreederry.orgTickets: Adult £3.00 - June 2013
Tower Museum

This is an award winning museum that houses two permanent exhibitions, telling the stories of the City of Derry and of an Armada shipwreck found off the coast of Donegal in 1971 through a range of display and interactive techniques. The top floor provides panoramic open air views of the city and the River Foyle.

​Address: Union Hall Place, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7137 2411
Free Derry Tours

Community led initiative offering walking tours of the Bogside and Fountain areas delivered by local guides. Gives the authentic history of the area by those who helped shape it.

​Address: Glenfada Park, Derry​Phone: +44 77 9328 5972 ​Website: www.freederry.net​More info: Tour departs from the Museum of Free Derry. freederrytours@gmail.com
The Nerve Centre

The Nerve Centre is an innovative multi-media centre housing a bar, café, cinema and two venues, regularly hosting international acts. Hosts the Foyle Film Festival every November.

​Address: 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 0562​Website: www.nerve-centre.org.uk
Workhouse Museum

This is a restored 19th-century workhouse in the waterside with exhibitions on Victorian Derry, the Waterside and the Famine. Also houses ‘The Atlantic Memorial’, an extensive exhibition detailing the role of the city in the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II.

​Address: 23 Glendermott Road, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7131 8328​Opening hours: 10.00-16.30 Mon-Thurs & Sat. Open Fridays July & August.
Void Art Centre

Void Art Centre is Derry’s artist led gallery of contemporary art showcases works of established local, national and international artists.

​Address: Patrick Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7130 8080​Website: www.derryvoid.com​Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 1100-1700.​More info: The Old City Factory
The Playhouse

The Playhouse is an award winning Community Art Centre featuring year round programming of local, national and international Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Education and Outreach and Art Resources. Also houses the Context Gallery.

​Address: 5-7 Artillery Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 8027​Website: www.derryplayhouse.co.uk​More info: info@derryplayhouse.co.uk
Brunswick Moviebowl

On a rainy day Brunswick Moviebowl invites you to see a movie and bowl in a fun combination. Challenge friends and family to this fun combination.

​Address: Brunswick Lane, Pennyburn, Derry​Phone: +44 28 71 371 999​Website: www.brunswickmoviebowl.com
Bloody Sunday Memorial

On the 30th of January 1972, 26 unarmed civil-rights protesters were shot by soldiers of the British Army. This is known as Bloody Sunday, and most of the people who were shot stood within 100 meters from this memorial.

​Address: Joseph's Place, Bogside, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 7284
Millennium Forum

Millennium Forum is one of Ireland´s largest built theatres in a lovely Italian style Piazza. Have a look at the programme to see what is on while you are visiting. If it happens to be a rainy day then this is a great place to go to.

​Address: Newmarket Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 4455​Website: www.millenniumforum.co.uk
Ness Wood

The Ness is a beautiful park to take a stroll through anytime of the year. Anywhere along the river is a great place for ta picnic with the children or just you and your partner.

​Address: Waterside, Derry
St. Augustine's Church

St. Augustine's is a lovely little old church with a stunning garden and tranquil atmosphere. Sometimes they have concerts here, but even if you do not catch one it is worth visiting the place.

​Address: Palace Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 8108​Website: www.saintaugustines.co.uk
St. Columb's Park

This is a lovely park to visit on a sunny day. Pack a picnic and, if you are lucky, there will be a fun event taking place at the St Columb's Park House.

​Address: 4 Limavady Road, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7134 3080​Website: www.stcolumbsparkhouse.org
For such a small city, Derry boasts a remarkable range of dining options. The city specialises in locally caught seafood and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you are looking for a chic restaurant or laid back bistro, or even some tasty pub food and a pint, you are sure to find something to suit you.
Brown’s Restaurant

This is one of Derry’s finest and most popular dining venues. Warm, stylish décor, a calm, friendly atmosphere and an innovative menu based on fresh local ingredients make this a very enjoyable spot.

​Address: 1 Bond’s Hill, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7134 5180​Website: www.brownsrestaurant.com
The Exchange

The Exchange is a trendy, contemporary style bistro that offers an innovative menu with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is family friendly.

​Address: Queen’s Quay, Derry​Phone: +44 28 71 273 990​Website: www.exchangerestaurant.com
La Sosta Ristorante

This very friendly, laidback, family run Italian restaurant always hits the spot. Tasty pasta, fresh salads and some good meat dishes.

​Address: 45a Carlisle Road, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7137 4817​Website: www.lasostarestaurant.co.uk
Bistro at the Tower

Bistro at the Tower is an award winning Mediterranean style restaurant in the Tower Hotel, overlooking the city’s historic walls. The menu is a fusion between local and international cuisine.

​Address: Butcher Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7137 1000​Website: www.towerhotelderry.com​More info: Tower Hotel
Quaywest

Quaywest is a trendy, atmospheric wine bar and restaurant with a delicious international menu and very reasonable prices. Put on your glad rags!

​Address: 28 Boating Club Lane, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7137 0977​Website: www.quaywestrestaurant.com
Badger’s Bar and Restaurant

This comfortable Victorian style venue is a popular local meeting spot and the ideal place to collapse into after a long day. Family friendly and a warm, unfussy menu. Try the steak and Guinness pie!

​Address: 16-18 Orchard Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 71363306
Fitzroys

The cuisine at Fitzroys is mainly European and a great choice for any meal of the day as they are open from morning to late night. It is usually busy here and sometimes they have good deals on different menus.

​Address: 2-4 Bridge Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 6211​Website: www.fitzroysrestaurant.com​More info: info@fitzroysrestaurant.com
68 Clooney

68 Clooney is a nice little restaurant located in the Best Western White Horse hotel. On the menu they have traditional dishes cooked with a modern twist accompanied by a fine selection of wine.

​Address: 68 Clooney Road, Campsie, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7186 1438​Website: www.whitehorsehotel.biz
Mama Masala

Mama Masala combines two great food countries, India and Italy, into one lovely restaurant. It gets busy on the evenings so it is recommended to call and book a table. You will be positively surprised by the odd combination of this restaurant.

​Address: 24a Queens Quay, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 6646​Website: www.mamamasala.net
Cedar A taste of Lebanon

Cedar A taste of Lebanon is just what it sounds like, a Lebanese restaurant. The restaurant is family-run with a cosy atmosphere. The menu is simply delicious!

​Address: 33 Carlisle Road, Derry
Timberquay

Timberquay serves contemporary food right on the River Foyle. They have a modern yet relaxing decor, a bar and fantastic food with great service.

​Address: 100 Strand Road, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7137 0020​Website: www.timberquay.com
Da Vinci's Grillroom

The Da Vinci's Grillroom is situated in the Da Vinci’s Hotel. They serve English and Irish cuisine, in a warm setting. It tends to get busy in the evenings and during the weekends so if you would like to be guaranteed a place to sit then you should book in advance.

​Address: 15 Culmore Road, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7127 9111​Website: www.davincishotel.com
Flaming Jacks

Flaming Jacks offers a contemporary menu, perfect for lunch and not too pricey. It is recommended to try the steak with a nice side dish.

​Address: 29 Strand Road, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 6400
Grand Central Bar

Grand Central Bar serves typical Irish cuisine. The bar itself is not big but this does not stop locals as well as tourist from going in and enjoying a happy evening and tasting the local cider.

​Address: 27 Strand Road, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 7826​Website: See their Facebook page
The Diamond

At The Diamond, the roast of the day comes highly recommended and to every meal a drink is included. On the menu you will find something for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

​Address: 23-24 The Diamond, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7127 2880
Take a moment to just chill out in one of Derry’s fine drinking establishments with some traditional music and a pint of the black stuff.
Café Artisan

Café Artisan is situated at the back of Bookworm Bookshop. This cosy bookish spot serves delicious homemade sandwiches and snacks.

​Address: Bishop Street/London Street, Derry​Phone: +44 2 8712 82720
Café Calm

Café Calm is a friendly central spot providing internet access, tourist information and most importantly good sandwiches.

​Address: 4 Shipquay Place, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 8228
The Sandwich Co

This sandwich bar serves great hot and cold sandwiches. The manager of the shop has competed in and won "the Most Innovative Sandwich of the Year".

​Address: 25 The Diamond, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7137 2500​Website: www.thesandwichco.com​More info: info@thesandwichco.com
Café Nervosa

The Nerve Centre’s in-house café is a good place to check out what’s happening. Cool hang-out cafe.

​Address: 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 0562​Website: www.nerve-centre.org.uk
The Coffee Factory

Café and roastery that has been compared many times with Starbucks, you be the judge if that is good or bad. There is plenty of comfortable seating available, both sofas and chairs, and an outside seating.

​Address: 55 Crystal Ave, Derry​Phone: +44 603 432 6006​Website: www.thecoffeefactorynh.com​More info: Hood Commons Plaza
Be sure not to miss out on a pint in one of Derry’s fine drinking establishments. Whether you are looking for a stylish wine bar or an old man's pub, you will find a friendly atmosphere and great music. Most venues stay open until 1 am. Derry’s very young population likes to party and clubs are usually open until about 2 am, many have live music. Most charge an entry fee. The city centre can get quite raucous when the clubs spill out so have your wits about you!
Sandino’s

Dedicated politically and culturally to Latin American revolutionaries, Sandino’s is a cosmopolitan haven. An excellent venue for live music.

​Address: Water Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7130 9297​Website: www.sandinos.com
Peadar O’Donnell’s

Popular with backpackers, Peadar O’Donnell’s provides good old fashioned “craic” and live music every night. A proper traditional Irish bar.

​Address: 59-63 Waterloo Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 7295​Website: www.peadars.com
The Exchange

The Exchange Restaurant and Wine Bar is a trendy venue in the city centre. Their wine menu contains quality wine from all around the world and you can enjoy them in a relaxed environment.

​Address: Queen’s Quay, Derry​Phone: +44 28 71273990​Website: www.exchangerestaurant.com​More info: Exchange House
Bound For Boston

Combining a traditional Irish setting downstairs with American style décor and full size pool tables upstairs, this bar is a tribute to all those who passed through its doors emigrating to the USA. Good for live music.

​Address: 27-31 Waterloo Street, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7127 1315
The Metro

This is one of the city’s liveliest and most atmospheric bars. With cheap drinks, great pub food and a DJ most nights, it is definitely a good place for a pint.

​Address: 3-4 Bank Place, Derry​Phone: +44 28 7126 7401
Derry is an important commercial centre for the surrounding area, with something to suit every taste and every pocket, all within a small and accessible area. The famous Foyleside Shopping Centre, one of the biggest in Northern Ireland, houses all the top high street stores, as well as many smaller shops and services. The Richmond Centre is located within the city walls facing the Diamond and there are many small boutiques dotted around the city centre. High quality crafts and souvenirs can be found in the unique craft village, just off Shipquay Street. The Donegal Shop on Shipquay Street also stocks high quality traditional Irish crafts, jewellery and knitwear. London Street, beside St. Columb’s Cathedral, is where most antiques and curio shops can be found. For books of Irish interest, check out the Bookworm Bookshop on Bishop Street. Soundsaround on Waterloo Street has a good selection of Irish traditional music, while Whatnot (22 Bishop Street) has a wonderfully intriguing selection of antiques, collectables and curios. For funky Retro clothing, check out Flip on London Street, just off The Diamond. For food lovers, the Continental Market takes place on the first Saturday of every month on Foyle Street Square.
The City of Derry Airport

The City of Derry Airport is located 8 miles from Derry City Centre. Taxis are the quickest and most reliable way to get to and from the airport and can be found outside the airport terminal. Connecting bus services are available to and from the airport at various times each day and leave passengers at the Ulsterbus Depot, Foyle Street, Derry City Centre. The journey to Derry City Centre takes about 30 minutes. The AIRporter service operates six times per day to and from the AIRporter’s City Centre base at the Quayside Shopping Centre. It is advisable to make a reservation. Reservations are free, guarantee a seat and you only pay on the day you travel. You can also buy your ticket direct from the driver on board the coach on most services.

​Phone: +44 28 7126 2261 / +44 28 71 269 996​Website: www.cityofderryairport.com, www.translink.co.uk, www.airporter.co.uk
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