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A Deep Dive Into County Derry

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A Deep Dive Into County Derry
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Welcome to County Derry, a captivating region in Northern Ireland that seamlessly blends a rich historical tapestry with breathtaking natural landscapes. 

In this exploration, we invite you to embark on a journey through the heart of Derry/Londonderry, a city defined by its resilient city walls and centuries of dramatic history. 

Traverse the storied walls that bear witness to the city’s past, offering panoramic views of the River Foyle and the surrounding landscapes. As you wander through the city, delve into the architectural marvels, including the iconic Guildhall and the timeless St. Columb’s Cathedral, each a testament to the city’s cultural heritage.

Venture beyond the urban landscape to the rugged beauty of the Sperrins Mountains, where outdoor enthusiasts can immerse themselves in nature’s embrace. 

Discover the poignant tales of the Siege of Derry at the immersive Siege Museum, and unwind in the vibrant Ebrington Square, a former military parade ground transformed into a dynamic public space. From the golden shores of Benone Strand to the historical allure of Bellaghy Bawn, County Derry offers a diverse range of experiences waiting to be explored. 

Join us as we navigate through the highlights of this enchanting county, providing links to relevant websites for a seamless and informed journey.

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1. Walk the Derry/Londonderry City Walls.

2. Explore the Guildhall.

3. Visit the Museum of Free Derry.

4. Cross the Peace Bridge.

5. Experience St. Columb’s Cathedral.

6. Discover the Siege Museum.

7. Enjoy Ebrington Square.

8. Explore the Sperrins Mountains.

9. Visit Roe Valley Country Park.

10. Admire Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne.

11. Relax on Benone Strand.

12. Explore Limavady.

13. Visit Portstewart.

14. Discover Bellaghy Bawn.

15. Take a boat trip on Lough Foyle.

16. Enjoy Gortmore Viewing Point.

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Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, officially Londonderry, is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland. The name Derry is an anglicisation of the Old Irish name Daire meaning “oak grove”. In 1613, the city was granted a Royal Charter by King James I and gained the “London” prefix to reflect the funding of its construction by the London guilds. While the city is more usually known colloquially as Derry, Londonderry is also commonly used and remains the legal name.

A Deep Dive Into County Derry

County Derry  | Things to see and do


Last updated May 29, 2023


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