Londonderry, Derry, Doire or even 'Legenderry' as it has been recently renamed, is a centre of culture and creativity. In recent years the city has unveiled to all-comers the creative vibrancy of spirit that has always been apparent to those who knew her best.
Tower Museum tells the tale of Derry’s vivid history, from its geological development millions of years ago, focusing on the Plantation, the Siege of Derry and the city’s troubled political past.
The Harbour Museum focuses on the city of Derry’s strong maritime connections. The famous Derry City Walls may never have been penetrated, even though several of the City’s ancient buildings were demolished due to the sieges that took place through the years. The City Walls of Derry are over 400 years old and are recorded as one 'World's 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die (UNESCO)'
The Guildhall is located in the heart of Derry City centre. With it’s neo-gothic style, the Guildhall is one of the most charming buildings in the North West and was originally built by The Honourable Irish Society in 1887. The Guildhall has stunning and distinctive features including bespoke stained glass windows, unique staircase and a beautiful main hall organ leaving visitors intrigued by this fascinating building.
The Apprentice Boy’s Memorial Hall is where the Siege of Derry celebrations take place each year and it is well worth a visit. One building that amazingly survived the Siege of Derry is the magnificent St Columb’s Cathedral. Built in 1633, the cathedral is the city’s most historic building and is filled with centuries of relics and artefacts.
The Giant’s Causeway is a must see, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, it is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. Located only 45 mins from the hotel it is steeped in myth and legend and has attracted visitors for centuries with its outstanding natural beauty.
The Wild Atlantic Way is the spectacular coastline of the West of Ireland, stretching from Co.Donegal in the North right down through 7 counties to the most southern point of Ireland in Co.Cork. This touring route is a perfect way to explore the breathtaking scenery the west Coast and some of the greatest attractions that Ireland has to offer.