Derry/Londonderry is the regional centre to the North West of Ireland and has its own regional airport situated 11.5kms from the city centre.
City of Derry Airport Tel: +44 28 71810784.
Derry city is ideally located, acting as a springboard into some of Ireland's most dramatic and evocative landscapes from picturesque county villages, to the breathtaking hills of Donegal, the spectacular vistas along the Antrim Coast and the mountainous terrain of the Sperrins, all of which can be found within an 80km radius.
The most visibly striking historic feature of the city is the historic walls (d1613-18). It is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland today and one of the finest examples of walled cities in Europe and they have been kept in a splendid state of preservation.
There are daily tours of the city walls and a number of tour guide companies provide inner city guided walking tours. Tours includes visits to the city walls, St Columb's Cathedral, Guildhall and craft village.
A living history tour gives you an insight into the impact the last 30 years have had on the city. The events of this period have been paramount in shaping the modern European city of today- a friendly, forward looking and vibrant city. The symbolic Hands Across the Divide Statue is a poignant reminder to both communities about reaching out the hands of friendship. A look at the famous murals throughout the city centre is testament to the role Derry played during 'The Troubles'.
The Bogside Artists have been funded by European LSP to conduct workshops and talks regarding the murals in the Bogside. Visit their studio which is situated in the heart of the Bogside, surrounded by their own murals. It is the ideal spot to hear the artists themselves speak of their work. All visitors welcome. Admission is free.
Foyle Cruise. Take a trip on the majestic River Foyle and view the sites of Derry from the river. Departing from Derry Quay to Culmore Bay. Subject to availability.
Loughs Agency. Riverwatch, Explore and discover the wonderful natural resources of the Foyle and Carlingford Loughs.
Creggan Country Park. Visitors can currently enjoy Northern Irelands only known pedal boat service. Visitors can drop in at weekends without booking to use the state-of-the-art boats. The pedal boats are suitable for visitors of all ages and abilities.
Bowling Alley. Brunswick Superbowl is the foremost entertaining complex in the North West comprising of 10 bowling alleys, kids adventure castle, bar & restaurant.
Golf. Foyle International Golf Centre, 18 hole par 72 championship course, 9 hole par 3 course.
Horse riding, Ardmore Stables
Derry is host to many varied events. Two key events include the 'City of Derry Jazz Festival' (1st Bank Holiday in May) and the 'Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival' (end of October) which is now renowned as Ireland's largest Halloween Carnival. The city plays host to the biggest free street party which sees the Maiden City transformed into the premier destination for 40,000 ghosts, ghouls, witches and warlocks!
For further information Tel: +44 28 71267284
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