Things to see and do - Londonderry
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Londonderry Travel guide
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Northern Ireland’s second city is virtually the only town in the United Kingdom to retain its old walls (17C), dating from the period when the old Irish settlement of Derry had its name changed to Londonderry. It was the scene of some tragic incidents during the Troubles (“Bloody Sunday” took place here in 1972). In recent years it has undergone a transformation thanks to economic regeneration, and its bustling commercial atmosphere is a pleasant backdrop for tourist visitors.
Tourist attractions Londonderry : Things to see and do
The walls (1.5km long) that surround the city were built from 1613 to 1618. Despite their robustness, demonstrated during more than one siege, they are no marvel of military engineering: they are too exposed to shots from ships on the Foyle. Starting..
32 Chapel Road
In 1613, the Irish Society took the decision to build a cathedral here, but work did not begin until 1628 and the cathedral was consecrated in 1634. It was the first cathedral built in the British Isles after the Reform. The choir that featured on th..
The town hall was built in 1890 in the late gothic style with a loan from the Irish Society. The façade on the river is richly decorated. The corner tower has a large clock with four faces. The windows are the work of craftsmen from Ulster and repres..
Queens Quay GB - Londonderry BT48 7AS
Prix Prices from : 55 £
On the banks of the River Foyle, City Hotel has a fine restaurant, modern fitness centre and free on-site parking. The 4-star hotel offers wonderful views of the river and Derry’s historic Guildhall. All rooms feature free WiFi access, and some also..
24 Bishop St GB - Londonderry BT48 6PP
The Grade B1-listed Bishop’s Gate Hotel is positioned within the historic city walls of Derry City’s Cathedral Quarter. Built in 1899, Bishop’s Gate Hotel blends Edwardian architecture, stylish appointments and luxurious facilities, which have been s..
Caw Roundabout GB - Londonderry BT47 6TB
Prix Prices from : 50 £
Chic and unique, the Waterfoot Hotel offers free taxi transfers into the centre, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. Guests can enjoy a contemporary wine bar and a restaurant. Waterfoot Hotel is on the east bank of the River Foyle (Waterside), a 5-minute ..
15 Culmore Rd GB - BT48 8JB Londonderry
Queens Quay GB - BT48 7AS Londonderry
1 Bonds Hill, Waterside GB - BT47 6DW Londonderry
Smart neighbourhood restaurant with a plush lounge and an intimate dining room featuring monochrome photos and some banquette seating. Cooking is modern and technically adept, relying on local produce, home-baking and home-smoking.
Strand Rd GB - BT48 7DJ Londonderry
Just across the river from the original 'Browns', is this stylish, modern bigger sister. A bewildering array of menus offer everything you could want, from light snacks to hearty main courses of Irish meats and local vegetables.
32 Ardmore Rd GB - BT47 3QP Londonderry