Fly from October 2018! Derry Airport is only a 15-minute drive from the city of the same name. Whether you are looking to explore Northern Ireland’s second biggest city itself or the attractions of the surrounding County; Derry, also known as Londonderry, certainly has plenty to offer.
County Derry has so much to see and explore both in the city of Derry and the surrounding areas. Within the city, Derry’s City Walls are one of the most popular attractions. The walls are up to 26 feet high and up to 30 feet wide, and visitors can walk the mile around them for free. The impressive walls also boast four sets of original gates and an original cannon. To further explore the city, take a walk along the Peace Bridge, a focal point in the city. Visitors are also recommended to visit the bridge at night to see it lit up spectacularly against the Foyle River.
Away from the city, Mussenden Temple located on the cliffs near Castlerock, high above the Atlantic Ocean, is a must visit. Both the temple and the surrounding views are among the most photographed scenes in Ireland, and it’s easy to see why. Take a walk along the coast to visit the beautiful temple and be sure to get some great photographs.
Arguably another one of Ireland’s most scenic areas is the Causeway Coast, and if you’re a Game of Thrones fans you will recognise some of the landscape from the show. Voted Lonely Planet’s number one region to visit in 2018, be sure to drive along the route, taking in the beautiful sights such as the beaches at Benone and Downhill along the way. If you’re looking to try your hand at something adventurous and brave the cold waters, there’s various water sport activities such as sailing and surfing on offer along the coast too.
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