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Situated picturesquely on the River Foyle, surrounded by hills and a stone’s throw away from the rugged Northern Coast, Derry is a city steeped in history. The famous Free Derry Corner and the murals of the Bogside and Fountain areas serve as reminders of Derry's tumultuous political past turned mindful present epitomised in the "Hands Across the Divide" monument. Today, 20 years after Bloody Sunday, the 2013 UK City of Culture has a lot to offer visitors in the way of art, culture, gastronomy and entertainment.

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The Guildhall, located in Derry's main city square, is one of the town's iconic landmarks. Built in 1890, it's been beautifully restored since, and welcomes visitors to its elegant insides where members of the Derry City Council still regularly gather.
Adresse: Guildhall Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7137 6510

Saint Columb’s Cathedral and Chapter

Built between the years of 1628 and 1633, St Columb’s Protestant Cathedral is the oldest surviving building in Derry. It's monumental appearance conceals a cosy, intimate interior, and the nearby Chapter House contains a number of historic artefacts.
Adresse: 17 London Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 7313
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat: April-Sept 7am-5pm, Oct-March 9am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Historic City Walls

It is essential to take a walk around Derry’s beautifully preserved (and never breached) seventeenth century walls which surround the old city. This is a good way to get a feel for the city, and to look over onto estates on both sides of the divide. Guided tours available.
Adresse: Derry, Northern Ireland

Museum of Free Derry

The exhibits on display at this local museum are mostly donations made by local residents, who experienced the turbulent 1960’s and 70’s first-hand. The over 25,000 artifacts tell a subjective, but authentic story of Derry's residents during the civil rights and Free Derry historic eras.
Adresse: 55 Glenfada Park, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 713 60880
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm (All year), Sat 1pm - 4pm (April - Sept), Sun 1pm - 4pm (July - Sept)

Tower Museum

This is an award winning museum that houses two permanent exhibitions, telling the stories of the City of Derry and of an Armada shipwreck found off the coast of Donegal in 1971 through a range of displays and interactive exhibits. The top floor provides panoramic open air views of the city and the River Foyle.
Adresse: Union Hall Place, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7137 2411
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-5.30pm

Free Derry Tours

Community led initiative offering authentic walking tours of the Bogside and Fountain areas delivered by local guides to small groups. Tours focus on the Troubles era and the events of Bloody Sunday, narrating the history of the area through those who helped shape it.
Adresse: Glenfada Park, Derry
Telefon: +44 77 9328 5972

The Nerve Centre

The Nerve Centre is an innovative multi-media centre housing a bar, café, cinema and two venues regularly hosting music performances, film shows and various cultural happenings. The center is also home to the Foyle Film Festival (annually in November).
Adresse: 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 0562

Void Art Centre

Void Art Centre is Derry’s artist-led gallery of contemporary art, which showcases non-conventional, yet thought-provoking works of established local, national and international artists. Talks and workshops are hosted here, and exhibitions change frequently.
Adresse: Patrick Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7130 8080
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 11am-5pm

The Playhouse

One of Derry's favorite cultural haunts, The Playhouse is an award-winning Community Art Centre that houses a small theatre (known for its outstanding performances), a dance studio and hosts visual art shows on a regular basis. Check the program to see what's on when you are in town.
Adresse: 5-7 Artillery Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 8027

Brunswick Moviebowl

Brunswick Moviebowl is an entertainment center for the whole family that houses a cinema, a ten-pin bowling alley, an adventure park for children of all ages and a couple of eateries (casual diner & a slightly more upscale "Martha's Vineyard" restaurant).
Adresse: Brunswick Lane, Pennyburn, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 71 371 999

Bloody Sunday Memorial

On the Sunday of January 30th, 1972, unarmed civil-rights protesters were shot by soldiers of the British Army only meters away from the memorial. Visiting here is a sobering and educational experience. Information boards detail the tragic events of the massacre.
Adresse: Joseph's Place, Bogside, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 7284

Millennium Forum

Millennium Forum is one of Ireland's largest built theatres located in Derry's scenic historic centre. Have a look at the programme to see what is on while you are visiting — the Forum frequently hosts theatrical performances by local and international artists.
Adresse: Newmarket Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 4455

Ness Wood

The Ness is a beautiful park to take a stroll through any time of year. Do some bird watching, sit down for a picnic by the riverside if the weather allows or simply indulge in the tranquility of the park's quiet paths and scenic waterfalls - all within reasonable reach of the city.
Adresse: Waterside, Derry

St. Augustine's Church

St. Augustine's might not be Derry's most prominent architectural monument, but it is a lovely old Anglican church enclosed in a cosy garden and radiating tranquility. Sometimes they have concerts here, and the church is worth a visit even if only for a short while.
Adresse: Palace Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 8108

St. Columb's Park

St. Columb's Park is a perfect spot for a getaway in nature while still in close proximity of the city. Pack a picnic and, if you are lucky, there will be a fun event taking place at the St Columb's Park House. There is a children's playground at the bottom end of the park.
Adresse: 4 Limavady Road, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7134 3080

The Exchange

The Exchange is a trendy, contemporary style bistro that offers an innovative menu with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is family-friendly and operates on a "first come, first served" basis (meaning no reservations).
Adresse: Queen’s Quay, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 71 273 990
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat: Lunch Noon-2.30pm, Dinner 5.30pm-10pm; Sunday: 4pm-9pm

La Sosta Ristorante

Central yet tucked away in a small, out-of-the-way alley, La Sosta is a family-owned Italian restaurant that is worth a little extra effort to find. Depending on where you request to be seated, you might be able to dine with a direct view over the river.
Adresse: 45a Carlisle Road, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7137 4817


Quaywest is a trendy, atmospheric wine bar and restaurant with a delicious international menu and very reasonable prices. Housed inside a 19th century building, the establishment enjoys a unique atmosphere and serves primarily British/European fare.
Adresse: 28 Boating Club Lane, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7137 0977
Åpningstider: Daily noon-10pm


The cuisine at Fitzroy's is mainly European, with a variety of savory dishes to choose from. Pricing is reasonable, and deals are available on most days - the earlier in the week, the higher the discount. It tends to get quite busy in the evenings, so get arrive early to be seated fast.
Adresse: 2-4 Bridge Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 6211

68 Clooney

68 Clooney is a nice little restaurant located in the Best Western White Horse hotel. On the menu they have traditional dishes cooked with a modern twist accompanied by a fine selection of wine. Serves contemporary British fare in a classic interior.
Adresse: 68 Clooney Road, Campsie, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7186 1438

Mama Masala

Mama Masala combines two great culinary traditions - Indian and Italian - into one unusual fusion, and serves Indian fare alongside pizza and pasta. It tends to get busy on the evenings, so it is recommended to call and book a table in advance, especially if you prefer to be seated by the window.
Adresse: 24a Queens Quay, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 6646

Cedar Restauran

Cedar Restauran is family-run a Lebanese restaurant with a cosy atmosphere. Staff is friendly and always willing to make a recommendation for the undecided guest. For the best experience, do not skip the hot and cold mezze, kebabs, tabouli, falafel and hummus.
Adresse: 33 Carlisle Road, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7137 3868
Åpningstider: Wed-Sat 5.30pm-9pm

Timber Quay

Timber Quay serves contemporary Irish/British food right on the River Foyle. The laid-back establishment has a modern yet relaxing decor, a bar and fantastic food with great service. Try the Beef & Guinness Pie, Goat Cheese & red Onion Foccacia and/or the BBQ Pulled Pork.
Adresse: 100 Strand Road, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7137 0020

The Grillroom Restaurant

The Grillroom Restaurant is located at the Da Vinci’s Hotel. They serve English and Irish cuisine in an elegant setting. It tends to get busy in the evenings and during the weekends so if you would like to be guaranteed a place to sit then you should book in advance.
Adresse: 15 Culmore Road, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7127 9111

The Coffee Factory

Café and roastery comparable to Starbucks, the Coffee Factory boasts an extensive coffee list as well as a number of small meals, such as wraps, sandwiches, bagels and even meat pies. There is plenty of comfortable seating available, both sofas and chairs, as well as outside seating.
Adresse: 55 Crystal Ave, Derry
Telefon: +44 603 432 6006

Peadar O’Donnell’s

Popular with backpackers, Peadar O’Donnell’s provides good old fashioned “craic” and live music every night (although shows often start late, and sometimes give way to live broadcasts of football matches). It's a proper traditional Irish bar serving beer at affordable prices.
Adresse: 59-63 Waterloo Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 7295
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 11.30am-1.30am, Sun 12.30pm-12.30am

Bennigans Bar and Jazz Club

Perhaps surprisingly little-known, Bennigans Bar and Jazz Club is itself owned by a musician.. Some shows (especially those on Saturday nights) are very popular and require pre-booking. Bennigans is also one of the select few places serving complimentary tapas along with drinks.
Adresse: 13 John Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 9127
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 4.30pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 4.30pm-1am, Sun 4.30pm-midnight

Badger’s Bar and Restaurant

This comfortable Victorian-style venue is a popular local meeting spot and the ideal place to collapse into after a long day. The pub is family-friendly, and offers a varied menu of European, Chinese, Mexican, and Indian dishes. Try the steak and Guinness pie.
Adresse: 16-18 Orchard Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 71363306


Dedicated politically and culturally to Latin American revolutionaries, Sandino’s is a cosmopolitan haven. An excellent venue for live music, Sandino's also holds themed nights (80s and 90s motives are especially popular) and pub quizzes every once in a while.
Adresse: Water Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7130 9297

The Metro

This is one of the city’s liveliest and most atmospheric bars. With cheap drinks, great pub food and a DJ most nights (live music shows sometimes), it is definitely a good place for a pint or two. Come on Monday night and enjoy special deals on cocktails.
Adresse: 3-4 Bank Place, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 7401

Grand Central Bar

Grand Central Bar might not be too grand in size, but surely has a larger-than-life personality: it tends to get quite busy in the evenings with both locals and tourists enjoying a drink or two, or taking part in the pub quizzes conducted here weekly. Some food options are also available.
Adresse: 27 Strand Road, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 7826

The Bentley

The Bentley Bar, Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an all-in one establishment with an area fit for watching live football broadcasts as well as a top-floor terrace for a quieter dining experience. Food is of high quality, with steaks, seafood and desserts on the menu.
Adresse: 3-5 Market Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7137 1665
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 11am–1:30am, Sun 11am–midnight

Granny Annie's

Granny Annie's is a popular local pub with a welcoming attitude to locals and visitors alike. Party vibes are on every night, beer flows endlessly and live bands make frequent appearances. The interior is tastefully crafted, and table service is attentive.
Adresse: 27-31 Waterloo Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7127 1738
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat noon-1.30am, Sun noon-1am

Foyleside Shopping Centre

The famous Foyleside Shopping Centre, one of the biggest in Northern Ireland, houses all the top high street stores, as well as many smaller shops and services. The centre is well-maintained, and contains a food court alongside a variety of shopping spots.
Adresse: Orchard Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7137 7575
Åpningstider: Mon-Tue 9am-6pm, Wed-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 1pm-6pm

Craft Village

The Derry Craft Village is an area within the city walls where a number of small shops and boutiques selling all manner of unique items are concentrated. It might just be the best place to stock up on gifts, knick-knacks, artisan jewelry and much more, all produced by local designers.
Adresse: Shipquay Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7137 4774
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm, Sun 12.30pm-5.30pm

Richmond Centre

Along with Foyleside, Richmond is another large shopping center in Derry. Centrally located, it houses 40 different boutiques, among which are some major high street names. Apart from store, there are a couple of beauty salons, eateries and an ice cream shop.
Adresse: Ferryquay Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 0525

Bedlam Market

For those interested in retro/vintage items, a visit to Bedlam might be worth the time. Several retailers run stands inside a large space converted into an indoor market, and sell old household items, accessories, various antiques and even military memorabilia.
Adresse: 10-16 Pump Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 7563 330171
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm

Checkpoint Charlie

At Checkpoint Charlie, it's all about the city of Derry - various souvenirs, quirky and artisan items, gifts and other memorabilia. Collectors may even get their passport stamped with a stamp of "Free Derry" to keep as memory of the visit - simply ask the owner.
Adresse: 35 Waterloo Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 7540 431721


Whatnot has a wonderfully intriguing selection of jewellery, antiques, collectables and curios items. The owner, who has been in the business for over 3 decades, has an eclectic taste which reflects in the array of items - also available to browse through in the online catalogue.
Adresse: 22 Bishop Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7128 8333

The Donegal Shop

For traditional Irish items, stop by this family-run store in Shipquay Street and browse through beautiful, high-quality fabrics (linen, cashmere, silks, etc.), clothing, accessories, traditional Celtic jewelry (silver, gold & freshwater pearls), pottery, souvenirs and more.
Adresse: 8 Shipquay Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 6928

Cowley Cooper Fine Art

The Cowley Cooper Gallery (which took over the McGilloway Gallery) showcases the work of several dozen Irish artists - paintings and sculpture, which are available for purchase. The shop serves as a tiny art galley, and is worth a visit even if to only look around.
Adresse: 10-16 Pump Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7136 0046

The City of Derry Airport

The City of Derry Airport is located 8 miles from Derry City Centre. Taxis are the quickest and most reliable way to get to and from the airport and can be found outside the airport terminal. Connecting bus services are available to and from the airport at various times each day and leave passengers at the Ulsterbus Depot, Foyle Street, Derry City Centre. The journey to Derry City Centre takes about 30 minutes. The AIRporter service operates six times per day to and from the AIRporter’s City Centre base at the Quayside Shopping Centre. It is advisable to make a reservation. Reservations are free, guarantee a seat and you only pay on the day you travel. You can also buy your ticket directly from the driver on board the coach on most services.
Telefon: +44 28 7126 2261 / +44 28 71 269 996

Public Transport

Derry is a small city and can be covered on foot in a short space of time. The main bus station is located at Foyle Street in the city centre and Ulsterbus runs a bus service within the city. The train station is located at Duke Street in the Waterside area of the city and is served by the Belfast to Derry service.
Adresse: 24 Foyle Street, Derry
Telefon: +44 28 7126 2621


Derry Taxi Association also offers tours of local murals and historic buildings. Bases located on Foyle Street and William Street. +44 28 7126 0247 Ace Cabs has 24 hour service, including coach and airport transfers +44 28 7126 2020

Post Office

Mail boxes can be found throughout the city and are red in color. Head Office Custom House Street, Derry Bishop Street, Derry +44 28 7126 0620


Bradleys Pharmacy 36 William Street, Derry +44 28 7126 2838 Boots Pharmacy 47 Great James Street, Derry +44 28 7126 7399


Country code: +44 Area code: 28


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