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Destination Guide

Visit Derry in Northern Ireland

The City Hotel Derry is ideally located for short breaks in Northern Ireland with some of the best attractions Derry has to offer within touching distance. With the famous River Foyle just opposite the hotel, perfect for river cruises, and the historical Derry City Walls only a short walk from the hotel, you have some of the most popular things to see and do in Derry at your front door!

This city is understandably very popular with UK and international visitors due to its history and breathtaking scenery. Only a short trip away is the Giant’s Causeway, Ireland’s premier tourist attraction, and a must visit when staying in Derry. Derry is also a great city for nightlife with a huge variety of restaurants, pubs and clubs all featuring a great atmosphere ensuring you of a great night.

To find out more about what to do in Derry visit the Visit Derry website
Alternatively, as there is so much to choose from we have compiled a top 10 guide of things to do in & around Derry.

Our top 10 things to do in & around Derry:

Purple Flag

City Centre Initiative have taken part in the Purple Flag project.
The Purple Flag accreditation is a town and city centre award, backed by Government, police and business.

The Assessors and Panel had the following positive comments to make regarding Derry :

  • Derry's offer, in the context of pubs & bars and late night venues, is excellent. Premise management and the approach, by licensees, to delivering a safe and enjoyable evening is first class.
  • Derry's drive to achieve excellence and develop a vibrant, diverse city, whilst acknowledging its shared history, is to be commended.
  • Derry's partnership working, leadership and co-ordination/integration of policies and strategies were excellent and extremely professional.


To sample our Legenderry nightlife check out the video below:


Derry~Londonderry - A Purple Flag destination from Magic Chair on Vimeo.