Two Places - One Adventure

Discover Derry-Londonderry & County Donegal

If you're looking for an idyllic city break for a short stay but have a craving for some adventure thrown in, then Derry-Londonderry is the perfect place. This historic city is perfect for a break all on its own, but it is also right on the doorstep of County Donegal - an outdoor adventure playground that can't be missed.

For that perfect action-packed weekend, we've already done all the planning for you - so you can spend more time exploring and less time researching. 

Here's our suggested weekend of adventure, but if you're staying longer, visit for further inspiration.

  • Fly direct from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Stansted to City of Derry Airport.


Morning of Day 1 - Walks, Walls and Museums

Your first stop is a must-see, the historic City Walls. Derry-Londonderry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. Nearby you can also wander around not one but three museums:

  • The Tower Museum - An award-winning visitor attraction, the Tower Museum- Story of Derry details the history of the city from its geological formation to the present day.
  • Museum of Free Derry - Explore the people's story, the struggle for civil rights, the Battle of the Bogside, Free Derry and Bloody Sunday.
  • The Siege Museum - Immerse yourself in the history of the Siege of Londonderry 1688/89 and of the Associated Clubs of the Apprentice Boys of Derry, including artefacts, video and interactive media.
Afternoon of Day 1 - Visit St Colomb's Cathedral and Derry Girls Mural
  • St Colomb's Cathedral - Explore the first Cathedral built in the British Isles after the Reformation.  The building itself also contains the original locks & keys of the gates to the city.
  • For TV and culture lovers, the Derry Girl Mural and Bogside History Tour is a must. Gain a unique insight into the historic city of Derry.
  • Afternoon tea with a Derry Girls twist - After some Instagrammable selfies at the Derry Girls Mural, enjoy this unique afternoon tea experience that includes fresh cream horns, cones of chips, freshly baked scones and bread, pastry assortments and a cocktail. 
Evening of Day 1 - A spot of dinner and beer!
  • After a day of sightseeing, you can sit back and relax at the 'Walled City Brewery'.
  • This gastro-pub serves great local delicacies and unique beers. You can even meet the Master Brewer and enjoy some beer sampling too!

Let your adventure take-off

Morning of Day 2 - The most Northerly Point in Ireland, plus Star Wars!
  • Kinnagoe Bay - Tranquil Kinnagoe Bay is a small stretch of pristine beach enclosed and backed by a steeply sloping hillside. It's situated on the east coast of the Inishowen peninsula, County Donegal and feels a world away from everything - just sit back and enjoy the sound of the waves.
  • Star Wars Tour - This new walking tour will transform your understanding of Malin Head (the most Northerly point in Ireland), its landscape, its past/present, plus its importance as a Star Wars film location in Ireland. Bren Whelan is a qualified Failte Ireland tour guide with Worldwide movie and tour guiding experience - in fact,  he worked personally at this Star Wars location in Ireland and during the filming was responsible for the personal safety of Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley.
Afternoon of Day 2 - Explore Grianán of Aileach & Glenevin Waterfall 
  • Grianán of Aileach is a very fine stone-built hilltop fort situated 800 feet above sea level on Greenan Mountain and commands superb views of the Foyle, Lough Swilly and the surrounding countryside.
  • The walk up Glenevin Valley to the Glenevin Waterfall in Clonmany, County Donegal, takes the rambler on a safe, well-signposted route. Footbridges are dotted along the track as visitors crisscross the stream using the stepping stones. The basin at the foot of the waterfall is called Pohl-an-eas - this comes from the foam which lies on the surface of the pool. Pohl - an - eas translates as the 'ferment pool'. 

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