Located in the stunning north-west of Ireland, the charming city of Derry~Londonderry is renowned as one of the finest walled cities in Europe, full of fascinating history and culture. This vibrant destination offers a unique combination of rich heritage and a buzzing social scene. Derry has been named ‘Friendliest Destination in Northern Ireland’ so you will be guaranteed the warmest of welcomes!
Uncover the many cultural delights on offer, take a trip back in time and discover over 400 years of history strolling along the historic 17th century walls, enjoy magnificent historic buildings and cathedrals, visit one of the many museums to uncover this unique destination’s fascinating story and journey to peace, or extend your stay and celebrate 31 October in the city, voted the ‘Best Hallowe’en Destination in the World’ by USA Today.
In 2013 Derry~Londonderry hosted the inaugural UK City of Culture, with many high-profile events of international calibre taking place throughout the year. The city was also named a ‘Top 10 City in the World to Visit’ by highly acclaimed travel publication Lonely Planet.
The City of Derry and surrounding area offers an excellent choice of quality hotels, cosy bed & breakfasts, stylish self-catering and comfortable hostels to suit every pocket, many within walking distance of our main festival venues. Prices range from £15 to £85 per person per night and early booking is advised. Check out our Accommodation Guide for more information.
If retail therapy is what you’re after, you’re spoilt for choice. This fashionista’s paradise has two shopping centres, which have a vast array of high street names alongside vibrant independent stores. For those looking for something a little bit different, check out the Craft Village, home to a range of local craft providers, where you can pick up stunning pieces of artwork and clothing.
A busy festival is guaranteed to work up an appetite so pay a visit to one of the many restaurants we have in Derry for a bite to eat. Runner-up in the prestigious Restaurant Association of Ireland’s 2015 ‘Foodie Town Awards’, Derry restaurants offer the very best of locally sourced produce including the freshest seafood caught locally in neighbouring Co. Donegal.
Discover Derry’s vibrant nightlife and see home-grown artists and performers in action at one of the many cutting-edge live music venues, or chill out at an array of cosmopolitan cafes and bars.