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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 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…
Top Choice Burgers in Derry (Londonderry)

Pyke 'n' Pommes

Derry's single-best eatery is this quayside shipping container. Chef Kevin Pyke's amazing, mostly organic burgers span his signature Notorious Pig (pulled pork, crispy slaw, beetroot and crème fraîche), Cheeky Monke…
Top Choice Pub in Derry (Londonderry)

Peadar O'Donnell's

Done up as a typical Irish pub/grocery – with shelves of household items, shopkeepers scales on the counter and a museum's-worth of old bric-a-brac – Peadar's has traditional music sessions every night and often on …
Top Choice Deli in Derry (Londonderry)

Green Man

The Green Man is the ultimate place to pick up artisan picnic fare from around the Emerald Isle: Haven Smokehouse turf-smoked salmon, Durrus farmhouse cheese, Filligans preserves and chutneys, Fermanagh black and wh…
Top Choice Irish in Derry (Londonderry)

Brown's Restaurant

From the outside Brown's may not have the most promising appearance, but step inside and you're in an elegant little enclave of brandy-coloured banquettes and ornate metal light fittings, with vintage monochrome pri…
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 …
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)…