County Derry claims to be one of the longest continuously inhabited counties in Ireland. This north western area is chock full of beauty and history coming from the beautiful Sperrin Mountains, Lough Foyle, and Derry City.
Derry City, the second city of the north, dates back to 546 AD and is the only city in Britain and Ireland to have its ancient walls fully intact. The vast history is blended with a modern buzz generated by the entertainment industry and vibrant nightlife. For a cultural experience to remember visitors should catch a show at Derry’s 1000 seater theatre: St. Columbs Hall.
The seaside town of Portrush is the perfect place to bring the family as it has plenty to see and do. Aside from the beautiful beaches and stunning views you’ll find some great attractions to keep the kids entertained, Dunluce Centre and Waterworld. Dunluce Centre has a variety of rides and multimedia tours suited for any age group. Waterworld has multiple slides and pools fit for both children and adults as well as bowling facilities.
The Limavady Area consists of miles of golden beaches and coastal views. Recently a golf course, nature reserve and play area have been built here only adding to the allure of Limavady.
Accommodation in County Derry is of the highest standard and you’ll find top quality hotels and B&BS across the land. Beech Hill Country House Hotel is a luxurious Georgian masterpiece whose country setting and beautiful grounds provide the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The Everglades Hotel is a fabulous 4 star hotel overlooking the River Foyle and the Donegal Hills, only a 5 minute drive from the city of Derry. The Belfray Country Inn is situated in a beautiful countryside setting only a few minutes from the city, the hotel is luxurious and the grounds stunning.