Derry city guide- Exploring Derry with Travelodge Ireland

The Guildhall, neo-gothic building - ShutterStock_103891565 (Medium)Derry/ Londonderry is the second biggest city in Northern Ireland, and has a whole lot of incredibly impressive sights wherever you turn. Derry is richly steeped in history, with centuries-old buildings found around the area, and is close to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Northern Ireland. At Travelodge Hotels Ireland we’re committed to giving you a great time whenever you stay with us, so we’ve put together this city guide to show you around Derry from iconic attractions to lesser known sights.

Our budget Derry hotel is found just outside the city centre of Derry, giving you a perfect place from which to start exploring the city’s best sights. Derry’s great to visit whether you’re visiting for a day or staying for a longer time, and there’s really no better choice for your stay than Travelodge. We give you the best hotel deals available while making sure that you get a great night’s rest.


Discover Derry’s history and natural sights

The city of Derry was originally built as a walled city back in the early 1600s. Despite having hugely expanded from its ancient past, Derry still houses many ancient buildings, with the city walls being the most impressive. The city is officially named ‘Londonderry’ but you’ll find a lot of institutions around the area referring to it as just ‘Derry’.

Originally having circled the entire city, the Derry City Walls are perfect for anyone taking a jog or looking to explore the historical side of the city. If you’re looking for a few more things to see while you’re staying in our cheap Derry hotel, our Derry history page shows you some more of the ancient attractions around the city.

While Derry city itself doesn’t have a whole lot of natural views, it’s perfectly placed for anyone wanting to check out the natural scenery of Northern Ireland. Just a short journey from Derry you’ll find the Downhill Beach, one of the country’s hidden gems, while travelling a little further will take you right to the iconic Giant’s Causeway. Our Derry nature page shows you around all these incredible sights and more.


Explore Derry’s culture and biggest events

Back in 2013, Derry was declared the very first UK City of Culture because of its absolutely unique personality. Travelling around the city you’ll see some iconic galleries and some truly excellent venues for different kinds of arts. We’d recommend taking a Derry tour if you want to learn about the history and culture that makes the city so unique.

With three big Derry theatres placed around the city, there’s something on almost every night. We keep all our theatre pages regularly updated so you never miss out on anything taking place during your stay in our cheap Derry hotel. Derry regularly sees visits from major plays touring Northern Ireland, but most events are strictly one night only. Make sure you don’t miss out.

Around the year Derry hosts a few different seasonal events. You’ll find Derry Christmas markets marking the festive season and a couple of smaller music festivals like the Derry Jazz Festival running through the year.

You’ll find a fair few different Derry sports played around the year. Association football is the game of choice around Derry, with Derry City FC being particularly popular (you can save 10% on home matches when you book a room with Travelodge), and a couple of Gaelic Games teams round the city and County Londonderry.


Cheap 3 Star hotel accommodation in Derry

Our Travelodge Derry Hotel is perfectly placed for anyone planning on a trip around Derry. Just moments away from the city walls our budget Derry hotel is within walking distance of many of the city’s best sights. With Derry transport running from just a few minutes outside our budget hotel, you can get around the city with ease no matter where you’re headed.

When you book with Travelodge you can always be sure of savings and comfort. Booking with us online means that you’ll get the best rates guaranteed, saving more than you can with any other hotel. We’ve designed all of our comfortable rooms to give you a great night’s rest. Every room includes completely free Wi-Fi access, an en suite bathroom, flatscreen TV and comfy beds.


Incredible Derry Attractions, budget hotels and more

There’s more to Derry than we’ve had space to write about here. If you want to find out about more of the city’s best sights, head on over to our Derry Top 10 Attractions page where you’ll find information about the very best things to do during your stay with us.

At Travelodge we’re always writing new pieces about all the cities where you can find our budget hotels. We’ve got a couple of pages about Derry which don’t really fit anywhere else on this page so we’ve put them down here. If you’re planning on keeping up on your gym routine during your stay with us, head on over to our Derry exercise page for some information about temporary gym passes and the best places for jogging.

Taking the family around Derry? Over on our Derry family attractions page you’ll find some information about the best sights designed for you and the kids.