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  • Derry/Londonderry Name Dispute

    At the Dublin Busaras Station, I purchased a ticket from Dublin to Derry. During the first part of my trip through the Republic of Ireland, the road signs said "Derry". Then, after entering Northern Ireland, the road signs started saying "Londonderry". This sign change was my first introduction to the dispute over the name of the city.In recent...

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  • Murals

    The murals and the bloody sunday monument and the welcome to free derry sign can all be found on foor from the travelodge.go out the building turn left, then first right, first left then straight on for about 1/2 a mile

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  • Tower museum

    loved how friendly the staff were here, so helpfull. You must visit and pick their brains with what to do whilst your in derry, they tell you lots of tips. I think the visit was about £3 each and you get the following view from the top of the tower.

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  • Where it all began for Michael Palin

    The Foyle Railway features on the programme made by Michael Palin called "Derry to Kerry", which really kick-started his travelogue programmes like Around the world in 80 days and Pole to Pole.The Video of this excellent programme which shows Michaell covering the perimeter of ireland and searching for his Irish roots is available from several...

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  • Odds and ends

    Some things to know if you're going to be there for a while like I was...Sainsburys is the best and biggest for food shopping in town.If you're looking for a gym, then Fitness First across from Sainsbury's is your best bet. There is also a small gym across the street from Fitnes First, but FF is nicer. It has a lot of aerobic machines...lots of...

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  • Halloween in Derry

    On the 31st of October each year, Derry is something like Rio de Janeiro in times of carneval. Halloween is taking place and thousands of cheerful people crowd the streets, wearing phantastic constumes, drinking, having fun and celebrating the old celtic tradition of halloween. A must see!For the official program each year check...

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  • Memorial to Emmigrants

    My great grandmother and her 3 sisters were among those who left home and family from this dity to seek a future in the United States.

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  • Evidence of the political past and...

    Derry is very much aware of the influence of its political upheavals on its life and its impact on visitors. It doesn't shy from this. Visitors are warmly received. History and present are openly displayed. By remaining the unbiased visitor you can see how the city survives and thrives. Ask questions and strangers become friends - people willingly...

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  • Derry Visitor Center

    Whether it's information on events, golf courses, shopping, visitor attractions, accommodation contacts and suggested itineraries, DVCB delivers. 44 Foyle Street, Derry BT48 6ATTel: (028) 7137 7577Fax: (028) 7137 7992Email: info@derryvisitor.comwww.derryvisitor.comOpening Hours:All year: Monday-Friday 9-5.00pmMid-March - June and October...

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  • Exploring Derry's Inner City in a...

    The bad news first: Derry was built on a steep river bank. The good news is that if you follow my suggestion, you can actually play a trick on the sloping terrain and save yourself lots of energy exploring both the town walls and the walled town. My suggestion is based on using the elevators of the Foyleside Shopping centre The centre has very good...

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  • kathycollins's General Tip

    Life-sized sculptures represent those who emmigrated from Ireland to the New World. One of my great- grandmothers and her 3 sisters were among those who left from Derry. Someday I hope to find out more about her...in the meantime, it was an emotional moment seeing these statues dedicated to the emmigrants.

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  • vist the Tower Museum for a...

    vist the Tower Museum for a look at the history of Derry from its geological formation through to the present. Especially interesting are the exhibits on Celtic Monasteries, the Plantation, and the Seige of Derry.

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  • walk the Walls of Derry. After...

    walk the Walls of Derry. After touring the Tower Museum to learn about the Walls, take a walk around the famous walls that are the scene of the celebrated 3 month long seige. There are very nice views of the city from the top of the walls.

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  • visit St. columb's Cathedral,...

    visit St. columb's Cathedral, Londonderry. With its stained glass windows, pipe organ, and carved pulpit, St. Columb's is a beautiful church. It also is brimming with history...270 lb. mortar shell from 1689...200 year old flags in the South aisle...turrets used to access the side roof used to sgnial during the Siege...

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  • We had an interesting...

    We had an interesting walk along the the old wall, it's a good place to view some of the surrounding city.The city is famous for its 17th century walls, which encircle the old city, and are about 1km in circumference. Probably a great lunch in a warm pub, somewhere down near the wall by the Cathedral.We were also left with the memory of the 'Hands...

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  • When I lived there, I worked...

    When I lived there, I worked in the Strand Bar,Strand Rd, city centre. It has a downstairs bar with live music, groundfloor 'normal'bar and there's a nightclub upstairs. They also serve great food! The thing I liked most about Derry were the friendly people! Everybody's really friendly. Quite a change from the somewhat distant Cardiff people..

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  • go shopping. The 2 big...

    go shopping. The 2 big shopping centres are probably the most exciting things in Derry. The Foyleside, the biggest, is quite small in comparison to shopping centres in the rest of the UK but is very good. I managed to find the clothes and shoes that I'd been looking for, for weeks, in one hour! Beat that!

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  • Visit the Tower museum, it has...

    Visit the Tower museum, it has a great section on the toubles. See the political murals in the Bogside. The old city walls and centre are probably the most historic town centre in ireland. Go out in the pubs. There's lots of live bands every night. Mullens Bar is amazing. Stained glass windows and a stained glass roof. The friendliness of the...

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  • Take a little walk on Bogside...

    Take a little walk on Bogside to see the political murals. An interesting way to learn more about Irish history... Listening to traditionnal music in the Peadar O'Donnell pub

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  • Walk all the circuit over the...

    Walk all the circuit over the walls that enclose the old city. Like in an open air museum, there are many signs with detailed information about historical facts, sites, and objects like this cannon.And it's absolutely free!

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  • Tower Hotel Derry

    Spent a night in here in December 2007. Went to Derry for a function which was being held in the...

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  • City Hotel

    I booked the City Hotel because it said on their website that it is on the River Foyle, that it has...

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  • McLaughlin's Inn on the Coast

    50 Ballyreagh Road, Portrush, BT56 8LT, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Drummond Hotel

    481 Clooney Road, Ballykelly, Ballykelly, BT49 9HP

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Broomhill Hotel

    There was one weekend during my time in NI that there was some kind of festival going on, and...

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  • Ramada Da Vinci's Hotel

    this hotel was great except for 1 thing,when we arrived we were asked for debit or credit card which...

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  • Adelphi Portrush

    67-71 Main Street, Portrush, BT56 8BN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Merchant's House

    I stayed in a room with twin beds. It was roomy and comfortable. All the bathrooms are in between...

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  • The Derry Travelodge Hotel

    The room we found ourselves in here has to be easily the worst we have ever stayed in anywhere. The...

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