Derry City, County Derry
The small walled city of Derry (Londonderry)is a wonderful mix of old and new with wonderful historical sites and modern entertainment. The city walls were built between 1613-18 and are still completely intact. In fact Derry is the only remaining fully walled city within Ireland. Take the Walled City Heritage Trail to learn about over 200 sites of particular historical importance, all within the City Council.
Inside the city walls there is a lot on offer.The Tower Museum is one of the many highlights. Within the museum you can follow the story of Derry City from St. Columcille’s time to the present. From an architectural standpoint St. Columb’s Cathedral dates back from 1628 and in more recent times of trouble it has formed an important middle ground from people of different faiths.
For the genealogists out there Derry may hold the key to finding your past. Derry was one of the main points where emigrants left Ireland for the USA. Today the Derry Genealogy Centre helps people to trace their past using over 1 million records which tracked people from 1642-1922.
Aside from the wonderful history Derry is also a home of culture and entertainment. This is shown by the city becoming the UK’s City of Culture for 2013 which will result in a yearlong celebration of culture in the city. So the time is now for you to visit Derry to explore the past and celebrate the present.
Add to Custom Tour
Create your very own Ireland tour with our Tailor Made Tours section. Once you've created an account and logged in, you can add your favourite attractions, accommodation and activities. And, when you're happy with your choices, just send them on to one of our Ireland experts and we'll design a custom itinerary and quote tailored just for you.
Northern Welcome Escorted Bus Tour 8 Days
Explore stunning Northern Ireland
Starting from €1,433† pps
Scots Irish & More Tour 15 Day
Visit unique & traditional Scottish & Irish regions.
Starting from €2,828† pps
Irish Classic 12 Day
Visit the four corners of Ireland.
Starting from €1,942† pps
Experience the North and West Self-Drive Tour 8 Day
Explore stunning scenery and fascinating cities.
Starting from $968 pps
Game of Thrones Self Drive Tour 6 Days
The essential tour for all Game of Thrones fans!
Starting from $693 pps
Best of All Ireland Self-Drive Tour 15 Days
Experience the best of Ireland north and south.
Starting from $1,631 pps
Tour Northern Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Discover the best of the north and Titanic's heritage.
Starting from $968 pps