Things To Do in Derry/Londonderry

Experience Northern Ireland’s rich history, great food and pubs, colourful nightlife, fantastic shopping, and stunning walks, just minutes from our B&B.


The culinary scene has exploded in Derry in recent years and is now more than a match for our vibrant live music and lively pub and bar scene. Whether you’re looking for contemporary cooking using delicious locally sourced ingredients, a night of whiskey and traditional Irish dishes, or some hipster-watching whilst sampling Derry’s take on fusion cooking, the city has what you’re looking for.

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If you fancy some retail therapy or need to pick up some souvenirs from your trip, Derry has lots of fantastic options for you. You can find everything here from stunning handmade knits using traditional Donegal spun wools, contemporary Irish crafts and jewellery, and artisan foods and drinks, to high street names and brands (not to mention great bargains) at shopping centres like Foyleside, which is the largest retail space in the North West of NI.

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Derry’s vibrant nightlife includes a huge variety of pubs, bars, and nightclubs, with something to suit everyone. If you are looking for a traditional Irish bar, Waterloo Street has plenty to offer with live traditional and contemporary Irish music available in many venues. There are modern bars where the young and cool hang out, as well as traditional pubs that have barely changed in decades. There’s even a fully licensed brewery and restaurant within the city walls that provides both locals and tourists with an authentic taste of the North West by crafting local, authentic, premium quality, flavoursome beer and serving it alongside the area’s best produce.

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Derry is steeped in fascinating history and relics of the past, and Derry’s walls should be the first stop on your visit to our wonderful city. Built in 1600, the walls have never been breached and form a walkway around the inner city that you can follow to understand the layout of the original town. The centre is packed with visitor attractions that remember our rich history, our troubled past, and our exciting future.

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Walking & Hiking

Derry is the perfect base to explore the many stunning walks, hikes, and country parks our beautiful county has to offer. Within easy travelling distance is the Giants Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, the scenic hills on Donegal, as well as numerous film locations used in the Game of Thrones TV series. Derry is a great base for exploring our wonderful country as you can set out in the morning on some spectacular walks and hikes, and still be home with us in time for tea.

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Treat yourself to a casual and affordable meal from one our great takeaway recommendations. Whether you fancy some tasty and traditional fish and chips soaked in vinegar, pizza just like Nonna makes, finger licking fried chicken, or some Indian food Northern Irish style, we can steer you in the right direction.

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While away an afternoon taking a stroll back in time through Derry’s fascinating history at one of the four museums we have in the city. The stunning Tower Museum meanders through the story of Derry from Mesolithic times onwards. The Siege Museum examines events and artefacts surrounding the 1689 105 day siege of the walled city of Londonderry – a pivotal event in British and Irish history, the consequences of which still shape our lives today. Marvel at the Gothic splendour of St Columb’s Cathedral, or alternatively immerse yourself in our recent troubled history with a visit to the Museum of Free Derry, which is funded by the Bloody Sunday Trust and examines the Bloody Sunday massacre with dignity and hope for our shared future.

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Entertain small kids and big kids alike with a trip to one of Derry’s fun entertainment options. The Brunswick MovieBowl has something for everyone with cinema, softplay, tenpin bowling, bars and restaurants, all in one handy location. Or your little adventurers might like to burn off some energy at one of Derry’s four amazing soft play centres, or maybe they could bounce their way into an early bedtime at our fab indoor trampoline park.

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After an action packed Derry day get home safely and affordably by using one of the fully licensed and totally trustworthy Derry taxi services that we recommend. We can also arrange a taxi service on your behalf if you’d prefer – especially handy if you have an early flight to catch.

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