10 Things to do in Derry~Londonderry this Summer

Summer is here! Planning a trip to the Walled City? Here’s 10 things everyone will enjoy, whether you’re a couple, solo traveller, or visiting with the whole family!

1. Walk the Walls

Take a guided tour of the City Walls

Taking a walk around the 400 year old City Walls is a great way to get familiar with the City if you’re a first time visitor. You may choose to explore the walls and the iconic landmarks within them at your leisure, or enlist the help of an expert tour guide. Derry Guided Tours offer political and historical tours of the City. Suitable for groups and individuals, these tours range from Derry’s early history to the modern history of Derry as explored in the Bogside tour.

Perfect for: Everyone

2. Dinner and a Show

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Arbutus at the Forum

Arbutus At The Forum is located at the bottom of The Millennium Forum, and is an ideal place to dine on show nights! The restaurant also has a new summer menu out. Perfect if you’re planning to see the upcoming performance of Carmen on 4-5 August!

Perfect for: Couples

3. Shop ’til you Drop!

Richmond Shopping Centre

Derry’s compact nature makes it the ideal city for a shopping spree, from our super shopping centres to independent crafters – there’s no better place to treat yourself!

Perfect for: Friends

4. Wine & Dine

Browns Bonds Hill

Browns Bonds Hill, winner of Best Food Tourism Experience 2017 and Restaurant of the Year for eight consecutive years, is now open for lunch daily from Tuesday to Sunday! Their wine dinner series has become almost ‘Legenderry’ among fine food and wine lovers! The Americas Wine Dinner (28 July) hosted by general manager and sommelier, Chris Thompson, will transport diners on a delicious journey across the United States of America with each tantalising course accompanied by the finest of wines. Reserve a table by calling (028) 7134 5180

Perfect for: Couples

5. Find a Fantastic Event

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Foyle Pride Parade, 26 August 2017

The summer is jam packed full of great events for everyone to enjoy! Check out the Foyle Cup Tournament from 17-22 July, which sees 3000 players compete annually, or get involved in the annual Foyle Pride parade on 26 August? You can also check out daily live music listings on www.derrylivelist.com

Perfect for: Everyone

6. Explore the History

The Siege Museum

Derry is a city full of ancient and modern history. Take a day to explore the many museums and attractions the city has to offer. Whether you’d like to learn more about the historical Siege of Derry or the more recent Troubles – you’ll find a museum that explains it all in great detail.

Perfect for: Everyone

7. Make a Great Escape

Escape Rooms, Derry

Escape Rooms Derry is an exciting new escape game new to the city and this summer they’ll will be offering a flat rate promotion of £40.00 per team of up to 6 players to play any of the games between July 13th and 27th August. There will also be a discounted rate of £30 for 2 player games. Their newest game, The Kremlin Factor, is currently under construction and Derry will be the first place that the game is available to play!

Perfect for: Everyone

8. Sample a Cocktail

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Brickwork, Derry

Let’s be honest – city breaks were made for enjoying a tipple or two. Most of the restaurants and bars around the city have amazing cocktail menus, so be sure to sample one (or a few) with your lunch or dinner. Not your thing? Have a Guinness, obviously.

Perfect for: Friends

9. Visit the Aquarium

Riverwatch Aquarium

Riverwatch Aquarium is a must do for families and visitors! Watch the fish swim about the tanks and learn about our local wildlife. They have lobster, crabs, starfish, coalfish, and lots of other marine and freshwater fish and shellfish. There are free activity packs to keep the kids entertained too!

Perfect for: Families

10. Explore GoT Territory!

The Legenderry Iron Islands Tour, Game of Thrones Tours Ltd.

Game of Thrones Tours Ltd. operate a full day experience every Saturday, departing from the Visit Derry Visitor Information Centre. The Legenderry Iron Islands Tour explores the filming locations of HBO’s Game of Thrones, including The Dark Hedges – through which Arya and Gendry escaped King’s Landing, and the Giant’s Causeway! You’ll even get the chance to dress up in Iron Born costumes, swords and shields on the coach! This is a full day experience, so why not stay book an overnight stay in the Walled City?

Perfect for: GoT Fans!



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