Book cheap flights to Derry, Northern Ireland and discover a lively, colourful city, known for being an artistic and cultural hub, as well as the second largest city in Northern Ireland. Situated along the River Foyle, the city of Derry has undergone significant redevelopment in recent years, emerging as an attractive and enjoyable destination for a short break.
From the City Walls to Derry’s museums, galleries and theatres, there is so much to see and do.
When to book cheap flights to Derry
When booking your cheap Derry flights, you should know that Derry is considered a year round destination. For the best chance of sunshine, visit between May and September. Derry plays host to several festivals during the summer including The City of Jazz & Big Band Festival which sees dozens of live acts performing at venues across the city. Derry is also renowned for hosting what is billed as the biggest Halloween celebration in Europe. Looking for a great value place to stay in Derry? Search Ryanair Rooms for an excellent choice of hotels, apartments and places to stay in Derry.
What to see in Derry?
When you fly to Derry, there is so much to see and do and, whether you’re up for walking the city’s steep and winding streets or you’d rather just sit back and take in the city sights from an open-top bus tour. The famous City Walls were constructed in the early 1600s - Derry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland. Walk along the walls for rewarding views of the city. One of the most popular attractions in Derry is the Guildhall which plays host to many concerts and exhibitions throughout the year.
Meanwhile, the Bogside Murals provide a poignant reminder of Derry’s turbulent past. The 12 large paintings located in the Bogside Neighbourhood are known as the People’s Gallery and depict the Battle of the Bogside, Bloody Sunday and a dove of peace.
Derry is quite compact and is easily navigated by foot. Another way of getting around and discovering some of Derry’s main attractions is by open top bus tour. Plan to explore more of Northern Ireland? After you have booked your Derry flights, it’s worth checking out Ryanair car hire for great deals on car rental in Derry.
What to eat in Derry?
Foodie? When you fly to Derry, you’re in for a treat. The city has a thriving restaurant scene, offering dining experiences to suit every budget and palate. Derry also hosts the annual Slow Food Festival in Guildhall Square, this two-day celebration showcases the best of local, clean, fair food from across the North West of Ireland and features a Slow Food Harvest Market, talks, demos, tours and tastings, street food, and fun for all the family.
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