Londonderry (Derry), Ulster
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Birr Castle Gardens
River Shannon
Derry or Londonderry is the second-biggest city in Northern Ireland
Did you know? Derry is home to the world’s oldest independent department store – Austin’s, which was established in 1830.
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Derry / Londonderry

The walled city of Derry

Londonderry – also known as Derry is the only completely Walled City in the British Isles. The walls were built in the 17th century as defences for early seventeenth century settlers from England and Scotland. It is well worth the visit if you’re based in Belfast and want to make an excursion out of the capital. Situated around 62 miles away, the trip would take around 90 minutes. Derry will keep you busy with its beautiful riverside setting, its several fascinating historical sites and the numerous museums, galleries and theatres, as well as thriving musical and literary scenes. 

city wallActivities in Londonderry

A walk around the City walls in Londonderry reveals a splendid city crammed full with history, heritage, interest and vibrant cultural scene.

The Tower Museum
is a great place to learn more about the story of Derry, from its geological formation millions of years ago, right up to the present day.

The Museum of Free Derry
is a brand new museum created by the Bloody Sunday Trust which aims at telling the story of the most important periods in the history of this city – the civil rights era of the 1960s and the Free Derry/early troubles era of the 1970s from the point of view of the people who lived through, and were most affected by, these events.

The Harbour Museum
hosts an eclectic collection of objects showing the city’s maritime connections from architectural drawings, early maps and plans of the city to archaeological finds.

SperrinWhat's nearby to Londonderry?

County Tyrone to the south of Derry is steeped in history and culture. From Neolithic monuments and restored mills to National Trust properties and forest parks.  The heather-clad Sperrin Mountains are the largest and least explored mountain range in Northern Ireland with dramatic landscapes, rivers teaming with life, mountains, valleys, forests and lakes.  This area can provide you with peace and solitude, with a backdrop of beautiful landscapes and historic towns.

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