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Derry is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and was awarded the title of UK City of Culture in 2010 and 2013. The city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle and is close to the border of County Donegal. The city is the Only intact walled city in Ireland and the last one to be built in Europe.
Northern Ireland is home to Game Of Thrones, with Derry hosting three of the main sets;
Downhill beach transformed into Dragonstone
Portstewart Strand transformed into the coast of Dorne
Binevenagh – Limavady transformed into Dothraki Grasslands
Delve into the rich culture of Derry; experience the views, food and fascinating history, and discover for yourself what makes this City of Culture so special.
Loganair operates flights to City of Derry Airport from Glasgow.
Derry is well-known for its legendary and buzzing nightlife. Waterloo street is home to many traditional Irish bars such as Peadar O’Donnells, home of organised Irish and folk music. Or for something a bit different Electric Annie’s is one of the city’s quirkiest bars, with live music and a disco sports bar upstairs.
There are plenty attractions in Derry, from museums to historical sites. Step into Seamus Heaney Homeplace where you can explore the poet’s life and work. The Siege Museum and Exhibition on Society Street is a fascinating exhibit of the history of the Siege.
Look beyond the city’s main attractions and you’ll find one of Derry’s hidden gems; Ness Country Park, which is home to Northern Ireland’s highest waterfall, as well as other stunning woodland and wildlife, ponds and meadows. For a more adventurous afternoon, Creggan Country Park has plenty of outdoor and water sports activities, from an inflatable water assault course, to raft building and canoeing.
Derry airport is the closest airport to the UNESCO world heritage site, The Giants’ Causeway. Visitors to the causeway can explore the 40,000 basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago, while younger visitors can follow the story of Finn MacCool and how the Giants Causeway came about.
The city is jam-packed with exciting events throughout the year. Join Derry in May for Derrys jazz festival, the annual celebration of jazz and big bands featuring artists from all over the world. Or how about October for Derry’s award winning Halloween festival, a 4-day celebration like no other. With foodie festivals and live music throughout the year there’s something for everyone.