Bridge B&B - An award winning bed & breakfast in the heart of Derry / Londonderry

Bridge B&B Welcomes You

Built in 1820, the stunning Bridge B&B offers unrivalled views across the city of Derry/Londonderry. Situated within a two minute stroll of Derry's historic walls and all of Derry’s main attractions (as well as both the rail and bus stations), this award winning B&B is privately owned and run by Ursula Walsh and her family. Ursula is Derry born and bred and offers her guests an authentic local experience in a warm and comfortable family atmosphere – her skill at creating a welcoming home-from-home for her guests was recently recognised at the prestigious Eviivo Awards in London where the Bridge B&B won Hidden Gem of Northern Ireland.

Affordable luxury was the brief when the Walsh family began the extensive renovations to the B&B that preserved all of the buildings beautiful original features, whilst modernising all electrical, plumbing and heating systems to ensure a comfortable stay for guests. Each room has also been fitted with high-speed WiFi with incredible signal strength which guests can access at no extra charge. There’s a range of charming rooms to choose from, with options suitable for lone travellers, couples, families, and larger groups. Most rooms are en suite (those that aren’t have access to stunning shared bath and shower rooms) and all showers are high pressure.

After a great night’s sleep you’ll be ready to tuck into your complementary cooked Irish breakfast. Breakfasts are prepared to order every morning by our resident chef, using the freshest and best locally sourced ingredients available. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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From our guests...

Book this gem!!!!

If you are looking for a place to stay in Derry then just book this B&B, don't look for anything else. From the moment you enter the building until you leave you will feel so welcome and part of the family….When I arrived, Keith was waiting for me and gave me all the information I needed about the B&B and Derry. Ursula had called a taxi for me for the morning I left but when he didn't show up she drove me herself to the airporter station. There is no hotel that would do that for you and they had made me a breakfast package for on my bus. When staying at Bridge B&B you are in walking distance of the old centre of Derry, close to the shopping mall, close to the train station, etc...

Sofie D...view on tripadvisor.com

Gorgeous building, friendly owners

Lovely old building, great decor, well situated, with wonderful views of the bridge. Bed was comfortable and a good size. Owners are helpful and friendly. Breakfast was tasty. Easily deserves its top TripAdvisor rating.

Alex P...view on tripadvisor.com

One night stay, wished it were longer

We had such a great stay here. The hostess, Ursula, was like coming home to a long, lost friend or relative. She made us laugh and we wished we could have stayed a week, just to have her entertain us.

drbmbay...view on tripadvisor.com

Why do you travel?

The walled city and the Bogside are all within easy walking distance. It's frankly a relief for an American driving in Ireland to be rid of the car for a while. Often reviews talk about the size of bedrooms etc. What I think here is important is what one can learn about the history and experiences of the Irish people over the past several decades and the past several centuries. Derry affords that opportunity. And if one is fortunate enough to meet someone like the owner, Ursula, and her husband, Shawn, who grew up here it is a wonderful experience. The time I was able to spend with them is one of the best travel experiences of my lifetime. Thank you both so much for what you shared with my friends and me.

Dale B...view on tripadvisor.com

Girls trip

Beautiful b+b in the centre of derry. We stayed in a lovely family room which was massive and lovely and clean. The owners are so nice and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We checked out at 11 and waited in the family room and had lovely tea and cookies provided for us while we waited on the shops opening at 1pm so thank you to everyone at the bridge we will definitely return.

Anne-Marie I...view on tripadvisor.com

Excellent location and beautiful B&B

The location was excellent for exploring Derry by foot, you could walk anywhere very easily from the the B&B. It was very clean, warm, friendly, and welcoming. The breakfast was delicious. You have the option of a traditional hot Irish breakfast or a beautiful spread of continental choices. I would recommend staying here without hesitation and will definitely stay there again if ever in Derry again!

proudlycanadian2017...view on tripadvisor.com

One of the finest B&Bs out there (Large group booking)

Spent a night stay in this wonderful B&B with 19 students and found the place to be absolutely perfect. Even with a large group the owner Ursula was fantastic, showing me every room, each one better then the last and making the students feel incredibly welcome. In addition to this Ursula and her staff were incredibly helpful with facilitating a large group, responding to emails and ensuring the booking went well. The location is perfect with the city centre just four minutes walk away and with coach parking just two minutes away. As noted I was shown all the rooms in advance as Ursula wanted me to make sure that everyone one would have a great stay and I can say that every room was impeccably clean, as was the rest of the building. The breakfast was equally fantastic with a wide range of choices and also catering to any dietary requirements. The price was very affordable, especially in comparison to other Derry based accommodations which are no where near as a good. During my work I bring large groups of students on field-trips throughout Ireland and can honestly say that this B&B has been the best accommodation I have stayed in with a group. I could not recommend it enough and can say for certain I will be returning to this hidden gem of a place for years to come.

Michael L...view on tripadvisor.com

Meet Your Hosts

The Bridge B&B is run by Ursula Walsh and her family, assisted by an experienced and hardworking team. Ursula has run self-catering accommodation in Derry for over 15 years, and her move in to the bed and breakfast sector has given her the chance to use her knowledge and experience, and to exercise her warm and friendly hosting skills. Every member of the Bridge B&B team has been handpicked by Ursula, and she makes sure that her high standards are shared by her staff and carried into every area of the business and your stay with us.

About Us


Since we opened in 2016 we have been extremely proud of the many positive reviews we have received from our guests, and the numerous excellent ratings and awards this has led to. We’ve achieved Superhost status on Airbnb, we’re rated 5/5 on TripAdvisor, and have an average rating of 9.3/10 on Booking.com. Within our first year of trading we were thrilled to gain international recognition at the Eviivo awards where Ursula was shortlisted out of 12,000 European-wide entrants for the Outstanding Host award, and where we won Hidden Gem Northern Ireland 2017. Our aim is to maintain our incredibly high standards and keep earning every word of praise our wonderful guests give us in their reviews.

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Things To Do

Derry is a brilliant city to visit in its own right, steeped in history, surrounded by stunning country in which to walk and hike, and spoilt for choice when it comes to pubs, live music, delicious places to eat, and gorgeous places to shop for local crafts as well as the latest fashions. But it’s also a fantastic place to base yourself if you are planning on exploring our beautiful county and places further afield like the Giants Causeway or the rolling hills of Donegal. Well connected by road and public transport, Derry makes a wonderful gateway to our beautiful country.

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