THINGS TO DO 


Discover the best of Derry and beyond! In this guide, we'll explore top attractions in Derry itself, as well as nearby destinations and further afield adventures. Let's dive in and explore the richness of this vibrant region together.

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1. Explore Derry City Walls, the only completely walled city in Ireland, offering a unique promenade around the city's inner area.

2. Take a Bloody Sunday and Bogside Tour for insight into the city's past, including significant murals in the Bogside area.

3. Visit the iconic Peace Bridge, connecting the city center to the old army Barracks, symbolizing unity.

4. Experience the Museum of Free Derry, offering a deep dive into the city's history from 1968 to 1972.

5. Discover the Guildhall, a neo-gothic style building housing various cultural spaces and exhibitions.

6. Admire the Derry Girls mural, depicting characters from the popular Irish show, painted on the wall of Badger’s Bar.

7. Enjoy traditional music at Peadar O’Donnell’s, a renowned pub known for its old-school interior and regular trad sessions.

8. Visit St. Columb’s Cathedral, one of Derry’s oldest buildings, offering impressive architecture and historical artifacts.

9. Explore the Tower Museum for its open-air viewing facility and exhibitions on Derry's history and the Spanish Armada.

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1. Experience Benone Strand, a vast 7-mile golden beach offering stunning views of Lough Foyle and Benevenagh.

2. Hike the Binevenagh trail for breathtaking views of Lough Foyle and the surrounding countryside.

3. Visit Ness Country Park for woodland walks and the largest waterfall in Ulster.

4. Discover the dramatic Mussenden Temple, perched on a 120-foot cliff overlooking the ocean.

5. Relax at Portstewart Strand, one of Northern Ireland's best beaches, perfect for a leisurely walk or drive.

6. Explore Seamus Heaney HomePlace, dedicated to the renowned poet and Nobel Laureate.

7. Visit Mountsandel Wood, the site of Ireland's earliest known settlement, for a historic forest walk.

8. Enjoy the tranquility of Roe Valley Country Park, offering riverside views and woodland walks.


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1. Grianan of Aileach, a hillfort offering magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.

2. Explore the Inishowen Peninsula for its scenic drives, beaches, and historic sites.

3. Drive the Causeway Coastal Route to visit iconic attractions like Dunluce Castle and the Giant’s Causeway.

4. Visit Glenveagh National Park for biking, hiking, and tours of Glenveagh Castle.