Attractions

Top Choice Walls in Derry (Londonderry)

Derry's City Walls

The best way to get a feel for Derry's layout and history is to walk the 1.5km circumference of the city's walls. Completed in 1619, Derry's city walls are 8m high and 9m thick, with a circumference of about 1.5km, …
Top Choice Cathedral in Derry (Londonderry)

St Columb's Cathedral

Built between 1628 and 1633 from the same grey-green schist as the city walls, this was the first post-Reformation church to be erected in Britain and Ireland, and is Derry's oldest surviving building.In the porch (…
Top Choice Historic Site in Downhill

Downhill Demesne

In 1774 the Bishop of Derry (fourth Earl of Bristol, Frederick Augustus Hervey), built a palatial home amid a 160-hectare demesne. The house burnt down in 1851, was rebuilt in 1876, and abandoned after WWII. The rui…
Top Choice Notable Building in Derry (Londonderry)

Guildhall

Standing just outside the city walls, the neo-Gothic Guildhall was originally built in 1890, then rebuilt after a fire in 1908. Its fine stained-glass windows were presented by the London Livery companies, and its c…
Top Choice Museum in Derry (Londonderry)

Tower Museum

Head straight to the 5th floor of this award-winning museum inside a replica 16th-century tower house for a view from the top. Then work your way down through the excellent Armada Shipwreck exhibition, and the Story…
Public Art in Derry (Londonderry)

People's Gallery Murals

The 12 murals that decorate the gable ends of houses along Rossville St, near Free Derry Corner, are popularly referred to as the People's Gallery. They are the work of Tom Kelly, Will Kelly and Kevin Hasson, known …
Park in Limavady

Roe Valley Country Park

This lovely country park, 3km south of Limavady off the B192, has walks stretching for 5km either side of the River Roe. The river is famed for its fishing: the salmon season runs from the third week in May until 20…
in Derry (Londonderry)

Long Tower Church

Outside the city walls to the southwest is Long Tower Church, Derry’s first post-Reformation Catholic church. Built in 1784 in neo-Renaissance style, it stands on the site of the medieval Teampall Mór (Great Church)…
in Derry (Londonderry)

St Eugene’s Cathedral

The Roman Catholic St Eugene’s Cathedral was begun in 1851 as a response to the end of the Great Famine, and dedicated to St Eugene in 1873 by Bishop Kelly; the handsome east window (1891) is a memorial to the bisho…
Fort in County Derry

Mountsandel Fort

Just 1.5km south of the town centre, on the east bank of the river, Mountsandel Fort is a massive and mysterious earthwork that may have been an early-Christian stronghold or a later Anglo-Norman fortification. From…