Derry town guide
Situated just seven miles outside of Londonderry, Derry Airport serves the entire North West of Ireland. Just a short journey out of the airport is the magical county of Donegal. To the northeast are the tranquil Glens of Antrim and the magnificent Causeway Coast.
The ancient city of Londonderry is the second largest in Northern Ireland with a long and tumultuous history. The city's strategic position close to the mouth of the River Foyle has been fought over many times through its history. The city walls, dating from the 17th Century, are in parts over eighteen feet thick and encircle the old city for more than a mile. Their history is explained in the award winning Tower Museum, together with the history of the City. St. Columb's and St. Eugene's Cathedrals give an insight into Ulster's fascinating history.
From Derry you can hire a car and visit the nearby Donegal countryside or venture further to see the Giant's Causeway on the stunning Antrim coast. This geological formation where 40,000 symmetrical columns rise dramatically from the sea is an amazing sight.
Nearby, you can take a trip on the recently renovated Bushmills steam railway and visit the oldest distillery in the world for a guided tour and whiskey tasting.
Close to the city are the Sperrin Mountains a perfect location for walking, biking and fishing. To the north east of the city is Rathlin Island, where the rugged cliffs are home to the biggest seabird colony in Europe.