Fly to City of Derry

History, fantasy, culture on a wonder coast

As Northern Ireland’s second-biggest city, and twice awarded the title of UK City of Culture, Derry has a lot to offer. The famous 17th century battlements, which provide a mile’s walk in themselves, make Derry one of the finest walled cities in Europe, but that’s just one of the distinctive attractions. You can explore museums, galleries and theatres, along with St Columb’s Cathedral, with its fine stained glass, regimental flags and artefacts from the Siege of 1688.

Some of the most popular points of interest ...

... are guaranteed to fire the imagination, such as the three Game of Thrones locations: Downhill Beach aka Dragonstone; Portstewart Strand plays the coast of Dorne; and Binevenagh-Limavady becomes Dothraki Grasslands in many a mind’s eye. The late poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney’s Homeplace Arts Centre in Bellaghy, midway between Derry and Belfast, provides further literary inspiration.

Derry’s musical, culinary and cultural scenes are enthralling and varied, but if it’s fresh air and scenery you want, don’t miss the incredible UNESCO Heritage site that is the Giant’s Causeway – this geological wonder comprises 40,000 hexagonal stone columns, all explained on way-marked trails and in the Visitor Centre. Loganair operates flights to City of Derry.

3 Big-Time Reasons to Fly to Derry

  • Historic Walled City

  • Game of Thrones locations

  • Giant’s Causeway UNESCO Heritage site

 

A walk around the walls...

... in Derry-Londonderry reveals a splendid city crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene. This is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Eu rope. The Walls were built during the period 1613-1618 by the honourable, the Irish Society as defences for early seventeenth century settlers from England and Scotland.

Derry Halloween

Derry Halloween celebrations are spectacular. Let your imagination run wild and join a Halloween celebration like no other filled with ghoulish fun for all the family as supernatural beings and the souls of the dead flood into the city.

 

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