About Derry

About Derry

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Rich history, innovative restaurants, buzzing nightlife and the warmest of welcomes: it’s all here in Derry-Londonderry.

You’ll find the city nestled along the banks of the River Foyle in the North West of Ireland. Close to Strabane, a large rural area dominated by the heather-clad Sperrin Mountains, we’re a perfectly located gateway for the bracing, windswept and beautiful Wild Atlantic Way and Causeway Coastal Route.

Derry-Londonderry has thriving cultural, food, sporting, and music scenes and boasts two Nobel Prize winners, the politician John Hume and late poet Seamus Heaney.

A visit here will encompass 1450 years of rich and varied heritage, with our 400-year-old walls (Derry is the only completely walled city in Ireland and the UK) and historical events including the Siege of Derry and the Battle of the Bogside.

Stroll along the stunning Peace Bridge, curving across the River Foyle and leading to Ebrington Square, to visit the emerging Waterside area of the city with its bustling new restaurants and bars. Or pay a visit to one of Derry’s lively pubs for a pint, some traditional music, and plenty of craic.

In Strabane, the Sperrin Mountain range is one of Ireland’s largest, yet most unexplored, mountain ranges. A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, it’s a great spot for a hike.

The Derry City and Strabane District is a hub of culture, optimism and creativity. Famed for the kindness and generous spirit of our people, we have the confident outlook of a vibrant area emerging from a troubled past.