With less than a month to go before summer ends, you may find yourself already dreading the fast-approaching early morning starts and cold(er than usual) weather. Never fear! There’s still plenty of time to squeeze the most out of your summer, and it all begins with a visit to Derry!
Whether you’re visiting with friends, family, your loved one, or your simply heading out on a solo adventure, there’s lots to see and do in the historic Walled City.
Here’s just a few ideas:
Siege Walls Walking Tour
Over the next month, The Siege Museum will offer unique walking tours of the City Walls. Don’t miss this unique chance to hear Siege characters tell their story in the historic surroundings of the 400 year old Walls. Tours last approximately one hour, and cost just £3.00pp
Stay for the night
Derry has many wonderful places to stay. Heading on a romantic break? Check out the city’s newest hotel – The Shipquay Boutique Hotel! Overlooking the City Walls and Derry’s famous Guildhall, The Shipquay has a luxurious and intimate boutique townhouse vibe.
On a budget? Stay at Bridge B&B – newly renovated Georgian townhouses on Derry’s Carlisle Road, a 2-minute walk from shopping centres, restaurants and more! Perfect for families.
See all accommodation options here
Visit Derry’s NEWEST Museum
The newly refurbished Museum of Free Derry in Derry’s Bogside offers a full multi-media exhibition on the civil rights and early conflict era in the city, including Battle of the Bogside, Internment, Bloody Sunday and Operation Motorman.
Since it was first established by the Bloody Sunday Trust in 2006, the museum has become an important part of Ireland’s radical and civil rights heritage
See more great attractions here
Shop ’til you drop!
When it comes to preparing to go back to school, Foyleside Shopping Centre has you covered. From crisp, colourful uniforms, to the latest stationery, the centre’s wide range of retailers have everything you need to start the new term on the right foot. And when you’re in, don’t forget to pay a visit to Foyleside’s newest retailer, Smiggle, too!
See more great places to shop here
Have fun at a fantastic event
There’s plenty happening in August to keep everyone entertained. Check out the Ulster Rally on 18-19 August, or get involved in Derry’s Foyle Pride Festival from 19-26 August!
See all events here