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Londonderry, Co. Londonderry

Standing on a hill in the Foyle estuary this historic city which dates back to 546 AD, has a modern attitude and is wonderfully compact with a whole host of attractions contained within the city walls. 

The city contains an array of historic buildings, excellent restaurants, lively pubs, theatres such as the Millennium Forum Theatre (+44 (0) 28 264426) and great shopping including a craft village in the city centre.  Local attractions include the award winning Tower Museum (+44 (0) 28 7137 2411, open all year), which gives visitors a wonderful insight into the city’s history, the Foyle Valley Railway Centre (+44 (0) 28 71 265234), the Harbour Museum (+44 (0) 28 71 377331), and St Columb’s Cathedral (+44 (0) 28 71 267 313). 

The famous walls of the city offer visitors one of the finest and best preserved of all the town fortifications in Ireland, a walk along these historic walls is a must for any visitor, from which scenic views across the River Foyle can be enjoyed. 

The city’s well known Guildhall (+44 (0) 28 7137 7335) built in neo-gothic style houses various artefacts and acts as a civil and cultural centre for Derry. 

Local activities include an 18 hole championship golf course at the City of Derry Golf Club (+44 (0) 28 7143 6369), and anglers will enjoy the Foyle river system famous for its salmon or a trip to the Oaks Trout Fishery (+44 (0) 28 8224 4932), a 15 acre spring fed lake with a healthy stock of rainbow trout. 

The nearby Ness Wood Country Park is a beautiful spot for walking, offering 50 hectares of mixed woodland and includes a spectacular waterfall.   

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Golf

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Roe Park Golf Club
Limavady, Co. Londonderry
Course Type: Parkland
Roe Park Golf Club is a challenging parkland course that is located outside Limavady, 25km (17 miles) from Derry City. Set in the scenic Roe Valley, the course was designed by former Malone greenkeeper, Frank Ainsworth and is nestled within the l ...
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Guildhall Country Fair - Derry
Guildhall Country Fair is held in Derry on the last Saturday each month

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Tower Museum - Derry City County Londonderry Northern Ireland
Tower Museum
Londonderry, Co. Londonderry
The Tower Museum is an award winning museum with permanent exhibitions that include The Story of Derry exhibition and the An Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera exhibition. However throughout the year the museum also plays host to a r ...
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Beech Hill Country House Hotel
Londonderry, Co. Londonderry
Just south of Londonderry, surrounded by 32 acres of peaceful woodland, waterfalls and gardens, this house dates from 1729 and retains many of its original details. There are plenty of churches to choose from in the area but the hotel is lice ...
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