Derry Day Trips, Derry Visitor Attractions

causeway - shutterstock_226075126 (Medium)Derry city is one of the most beautiful cities in Ireland with great naturalistic and historic attractions like the famous Mussenden Temple and Derry City Walls both being great areas to visit. With some of Ireland’s most beautiful natural areas found around the city, we at Travelodge Hotels Ireland have brought you this guide to the best day trips you can take from Derry.

You can easily reach a few of the most iconic areas in Northern Ireland from Derry, and with our cheap Travelodge Derry Hotel found right in the heart of the city, you don’t have to worry about finding a place to stay. We offer the best rates on 3 star accommodation across Ireland giving you convenient locations and a comfortable night’s stay at the cheapest price possible.


Visit the Giant’s Causeway with Travelodge

The Giant’s Causeway is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic areas. The natural wonder is formed of a huge number of hexagonal rock columns standing out from the sea in a beautiful demonstration of Ireland’s famous beauty.

The causeway has long been one of Ireland’s most popular destination for visitors looking to explore a unique side of nature, and has played a huge par in the country’s mythological history. According to legend, the Giant’s Causeway was created by the giant Fionn mac Cumhaill so he could fight a rival giant in Scotland.

With the causeway easily accessible from Derry city, you don’t have to be a giant to see this incredible attraction. Take what Michael Palin called ‘one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world’ from the central Derry train station to Coleraine and see some of Ireland’s most amazing coastal and natural sights along the way. From Coleraine, Ulsterbus 172 regularly runs to the causeway and even gets you a discount for traveling green!

Book with Travelodge today and get ready to explore the fantastic sights of the Giant’s Causeway.


Explore nature at the Wild Atlantic Way

On the famous Wild Atlantic Way you can see some of the most gorgeous sights that Ireland has to offer. The route stretches over 1500 milers of gorgeous scenery along the west coast of Ireland. We suggest bringing bikes and exploring some of the country’s most beautiful sights, but no matter how you experience the Wild Atlantic Way you’ll have the chance to see some absolutely amazing sights. Pack a picnic for a great day out while looking over the Atlantic Ocean.

While the coastal beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way might suggest it to be inaccessible, this isn’t a problem. The first stage of the way begins just a short journey away from Derry, heading around the coast near the city and passing locations like Malin Head, the most northern part of Ireland’s mainland.

There’s an incredible amount to be seen on the Wild Atlantic Way no matter which way you go from Derry city, but no matter where you head you’ll be seeing some absolutely beautiful sights stretching across the scenic and tranquil coast of Ireland.


Cheap hotel rooms in Derry city

Our Travelodge Derry Hotel is found right in the city centre of Derry. Just a couple of minutes away from some of the city’s best tourist attractions, there really is no better location from which to explore the beautiful scenery of the city. Explore great Derry history attractions just moments away from our budget Derry hotel, or head a little further out to explore the Derry arts scene.

Every room in our cheap Derry hotel was built for your enjoyment, with all of our comfortable rooms coming equipped with high quality furniture to give you a relaxing night’s sleep. When you book with Travelodge you’ll get the best rates guaranteed through our website, saving you more than any other hotel or booking site around the city.


Suggested Local Derry Attractions

We at Travelodge Hotels Ireland take pride in giving you the best stay possible whenever you head to one of our cheap hotels across the country. To make sure that you don’t miss any of the incredible attractions around Derry we’ve recommended a few of our personal favourite visitor attractions in the city.

Head to our Derry Top 10 Attractions page to find out more about what to see across the city. We’ve also put together a page showing you around the best of Derry nature, for those who just don’t have the time to take a day trip but who want to see Derry’s beautiful attractions.


Museum of Free Derry

Dedicated to the Civil Rights Era, the Museum of Free Derry is a poignant experience, commemorating the past and looking toward the future. If you’re in the mood to learn about the history of Derry, this is a must-visit destination. Covering the city’s most infamous events, the museum and the nearby People’s Gallery are truly moving destinations.

Derry Theatres and Arts

With some great dramatic productions having debuted in Derry city over the years, the artistic side of the city offers visitors a great chance to see some new and imaginative plays and arts exhibitions. Derry Theatres nearly always have something going on, while the Derry Arts scene has been imaginative and active for years.

Ebrington Square

One of Derry’s more historical locations, Ebrington Square has some great historic buildings on the site of a former army parade ground. Opened to the public in 2012 to give visitors access to some of the city’s more intriguing areas, the square is right next to the natural beauty of St. Columb’s park, giving visitors the chance to relax in a naturally beautiful area.