The city of Derry was originally built as a walled city which encompassed the major buildings in the area. In the 400 years since its founding, Derry city has hugely expanded, but visitors to the city can still have a great time exploring the city walls and seeing some of Derry’s oldest and most impressive areas.
The Derry walls remain impressively intact, letting visitors take a trip around much of the original city. We definitely recommend taking a tour around the Derry walls during your stay with us, as our Travelodge Derry Hotel is less than a 5 minute walk from the wall. Whether you’re waking up with a bit of Derry exercise or just fancy exploring Derry, visiting the walls is a great way to begin the day.
What to see on the Derry City Walls
Walking the walls, you can see the oldest and most impressive buildings in the city as well as newer and trendier areas. From the Travelodge Derry you can start off by heading to the Tower Museum in which you can see some great exhibitions dedicated to the history of Derry as well as the Spanish Armada ships which ran aground near to the city.
After this we recommend heading to St Columb’s Cathedral to see the incredible architecture of the building from an entirely unique angle which really emphasises the building’s scale. This cathedral was the first built after the British Reformation and has long been a major part of Derry’s culture, with a collection of historical items from across the years found inside the church.
Also inside the walls you can see some of Derry’s traditional pubs which regularly see some incredible musical performances, having given some of Ireland’s great bands like the Undertones a great start to their stage careers. If you’re more interested in modern music, head over to our Derry theatres page to find out what gigs and plays are on during your stay.
All in all, the Derry Walls give you a great opportunity to start exploring the ancient side of Derry history. With our guide to the best historical attractions in Derry, you can travel further out from the city itself and visit some truly unforgettable attractions around County Londonderry.
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Budget hotels near to Derry City Walls
Here at Travelodge Hotels Ireland we’re dedicated to giving you a convenient stay at a budget cost. You’ll find our Travelodge Derry Hotel just moments away from the Derry walls, giving you a perfect way to get around the area. Whenever you book with us, you’ll be getting the best rates guaranteed through our website, saving you more than any other hotel or booking site in the country.
Staying in our budget Derry hotel saves you time and money, and also gives you a great night’s stay. Our comfortable rooms all come equipped with flatscreen TVs, flatscreen TVs, en suite bathrooms and comfy beds, giving you everything you need to comfortable relax in the city centre of Derry.
Suggested Local Derry Attractions
Derry has some fascinating history and attractions, and we at Travelodge Hotels Ireland want you to experience these in the best way possible. To make sure that you are aware of some of the city’s greatest things to do we have attached some info about some Derry attractions we think you might enjoy. Head to our Derry Top 10 Attractions page to see some more great destinations where you can get up and go with Travelodge.
Derry Peace Bridge
One of the newest major attractions in Derry city, the Peace Bridge is a gorgeously designed bridge connecting two parts of the city together. Crossing the River Foyle you can find some amazing things to see, with the Derry Guildhall and Ebrington Square both next to the bridge’s ends. Take a break in the middle of the bridge for a beautiful view of both halves of Derry.
Derry Day Trips
With some gorgeous natural sights near to Derry, we’ve put together a guide to the best Derry Day Trips you can take from the city. The iconic Giant’s Causeway can easily be reached from Derry city through one of the world’s most picturesque train rides. If you’re looking for something a bit more active, the Wild Atlantic Way trail stretches across a huge section of Ireland’s west coast, and leaves from near the city, covering some incredible views across the Atlantic Ocean.
A major filming location for Game of Thrones, Downhill Beach and the nearby Mussenden Temple are famed as some of the best examples of natural beauty in Ireland. The Temple which was built at the top of a cliff gives great views across the sea, and excellent access to the beautiful beach, one of the largest and most picturesque in Ireland. Easily reachable from Derry city centre, the beach and temple are must sees for anyone coming to the city.