Derry is a lively and varied city with lots of things to see and do, including buildings of historical interest and museums. For entertainment in Derry, you could perhaps see a drama at The Playhouse, or opera, music and drama at the Millennium Forum. If you’re eating out, you’ll find a good choice of restaurants with wide range of cuisines, and for a lively evening out, there are lots of pubs and clubs to suit a variety of tastes, and many of the pubs have live music.
You’ll have a good choice for shopping in Derry, such as at the Foyleside Shopping Centre, which has lots of different stores for many requirements. For business, there are various conferences centres in and around the city, such as the Guildhall, and Derry Airport serves the city for international air travel.
Derry Car Hire
Wherever you are in Derry, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Derry car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the things you might like to do while visiting Derry, here are a few suggestions:
This is an interesting museum which has collections that include exhibits from the 16th century Armada shipwreck found in Donegal, and you can see items recovered from the wreck including cannons, coins and pottery, and you can also learn about the history of Derry with lots of interesting displays.
St. Columb’s Cathedral
You can visit this 17th cathedral and see its features such as the impressive stonework, tall spire, wooden carvings, arches, paintings, pillars and stained glass windows.
This superb Bridge was completed in 2011 over the River Foyle and can be crossed on foot or bike. It is a unique design and an important and attractive landmark in the city.
St. Eugene’s Cathedral
This cathedral was built in the 19th century in Gothic Revival style and and you can admire the splendid architecture, stained glass windows, bell tower, spire, marble features and wood carvings.
Foyle Valley Railway
Here you can see a reconstructed railway station and learn about the history of the railways in the area, and you can see some trains and coaches, along with various railway items.
Here you can come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this lovely area with woodlands, a cascading waterfall, pretty meadows, river and ponds. You can take in the attractive surroundings and see the natural wildlife in the area.
You can visit this Guildhall, built in in the early 20th century, and admire the impressive stained glass windows of the building, the clock tower, superb organ in the main hall, and you can see an exhibition displaying the Plantation of Ulster.
For entertainment for all the family, you could come to this enjoyable complex where there’s ten pin bowling, cinema with several screens, pool and a fun adventure play area for kids, which includes climbing activities and slides.
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