Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland’s second city, is the perfect hub from which to explore Ireland’s North West. The beautiful historic walled city is the primary destination for cultural and heritage experiences. Renowned as the island of Ireland’s only completely Walled City, built-in 17th Century, the City Walls are over 400 years old and one of the finest examples in Europe. This compact, walkable city with key attractions, offers museums, cathedrals, churches, iconic murals, architecture and heritage unrivalled on the island.
The city and district is geographically idyllic, set against the backdrop of the hills of Donegal, it is the most strategically positioned city located on the island where visitors can enjoy a unique experience with the convergence of two internationally recognised coastal driving routes – “The Walled City – where the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Causeway Coastal Route”. The city is a fantastic base to overnight and to explore Giant’s Causeway, Strabane, The Sperrins (AONB), Ulster American Folk Park, Beaches of Donegal, Malin Head (Ireland’s Most Northerly Point), Glenveagh National Park or Titanic Belfast. A cosmopolitan City – it is a confident, vibrant forward-looking city that provides the best of all worlds, offering city, coastal and countryside experiences.
The city is renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and hosts an abundance of festivals and events including Europe’s largest Halloween Carnival (recognised by USA Today as the best Halloween Festival in the world) and the best NI Event & Festival Experience 2018! The greatest Halloween celebrations in the world offer a welcome like no other, filled with ghoulish events and frightful fun for all the family.
Derry also hosts one of Ireland’s largest international City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival from 7th – 11th May 2020, bringing well-known names of music to the city, including Sir Van Morrison and Imelda May. City of Derry International Choral Festivals, Foyle Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament and the Foyle Maritime Festival which will act as a host port for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in 2020 are also a must.
Derry-Londonderry is also a recognised LegenDerry foodie destination, with its award-winning food festivals, bustling restaurants, craic-filled bars, vibrant street food scene and brilliant food festivals putting new twists on the ancient city’s fascinating food heritage.
The City offers visitors excellent value for money with competitively priced experiences with a wide range of accommodation offerings, diverse attractions, a feast of restaurant choices and a vibrant music scene including contemporary, traditional and jazz!
The City guarantees the warmest of welcomes with locals on hand to ensure a destination experience that is LegenDerry!