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Derry, Northern Ireland- 1450 Years of History

County Derry, or Londonderry, is a small county that sits on the northwest shore of the Lough Neagh. Though the landscape alters from the Sperrin Mountains in the south to the cliffs, dunes and beaches of the Atlantic coast in the north, it is not just the topography that makes Derry special. Like many areas in Ireland there is a lot of history to be found in this county. With scores of important buildings and historical structures it is easy for anyone to find themselves absorbed in the 1450 years of history that make up County Derry. Beyond that, there are many other ventures that one can find during their time in this coastal county.

Reasons to Visit Derry

With it being a coastal county you always have the adventure of participating in water sports. However, you will find that other journeys bring you satisfaction as well. There are hill walking, archery and adventure sports opportunities at Prehen Wood. Spend some time connecting with nature while you are there. Visit some of the museums that are there for your pleasure including the Tower Museum and the Foyle Valley Railway Centre. Explore the Guy L Wilson gardens and see rare Irish bred daffodils. If you truly want the history, it can easily be found all around you. Being the only completely walled in city, Derry has the Historic Wall of Derry for you to discover. Take a trip to Mussenden Temple ruins where you will see the temple was built on a coastal headland.

Entertainment and Dining in Derry

Grab some contemporary Irish food at the Gardiners Restaurant or try out the local produce with a bit of a twist at the 68 Clooney. Regardless of what your appetite is, there will be a restaurant, bistro, pub or other establishment that will have just what you are looking for.

Accommodation in Derry

Stay at the Abbey Bed and Breakfast and you will have a cosy environment while also being nearby to a swimming pool and gym. Take a walk to the city centre or the local Cathedral. The Waterfoot Hotel offers you a new and stylish accommodation to meet your needs. There are many hotels, bed and breakfasts and self-catering cottages to select from for your next holiday.