The vibrant city of Derry~Londonderry is set alongside the banks of the River Foyle in the North West of Ireland. Close to Strabane, a large rural area dominated by the heather-clad Sperrin Mountains, the area is a gateway to the famous Irish coastal routes of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coast.
The area has strong sporting, music, political and cultural connections with two Nobel Prize winners hailing from the region.
Derry is the only completely walled city in Ireland and the UK and stands at 400 years old. A visit will encompass 1450 years of history including the Siege of Derry and the Battle of the Bogside.
Stroll across Peace Bridge which curves across the River Foyle and leads to Ebrington Square to visit the emerging Waterside area of the city, home to some of the newest restaurants and bars .Known for its warm hospitality, a visit to Derry’s lively pubs for a Guinness, live music and plenty of craic is a must.
The Sperrin Mountain range in Strabane is one of Ireland’s largest mountain ranges yet one of the most unexplored on the Island. It is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and very appealing for hikers.
The Derry City and Strabane District is a hub of culture, optimism and creativity. Famed for the kindness and generous spirit of its people, it has the confident outlook of an area emerging from a troubled past.