Ebrington Square was originally designed as part of a military barracks, with the square itself serving as a parade ground. Along with the Derry City Walls, the star fort at Ebrington is one of the city’s two Scheduled Monuments: areas deemed nationally important for their historic intrigue.
Surrounded by a number of important historical buildings, Ebrington Square was reimagined as a public space for performance, events, and arts. The square’s most impressive use was as a major ground for the 2013 city of culture events which saw a huge number of impressive acts play over the course of the year.
While the event is currently inactive, Ebrington Square hosted the incredible Walled City Tattoo when it ran, bringing in some great acts from live music to acrobatic performance. You can find occasional events taking place in the square, but it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re interested in exploring Derry history.
Natural relaxation in St. Columb’s Park
Just next to Ebrington Square, you can find the natural pasture of St. Columb’s Park, where you can spend some time relaxing in the largest park of Derry city. Along with natural beauty right by the banks of the River Foyle, the park will soon see the opening of a dedicated sports centre for anyone looking to keep up their fitness program while visiting Derry.
You can reach Ebrington Square just a short amount of time from our budget Derry hotel. Head down past the Guildhall, cross the famous Derry Peace Bridge and you’re almost at Ebrington Square already.
Book a cheap hotel room with Travelodge Hotels Ireland and save on comfortable 3 star accommodation directly in the city centre of Derry. Explore the historical and natural beauty of Derry in Ebrington Square and relax in the comforting area of St. Columb’s Park.
Cheap Hotels in Derry city
Our Travelodge Derry Hotel offers a cheap and comfortable stay at the best rates available for 3 star hotels in Derry city. With a completely central location just a few minutes’ walk from the walled city of Derry, our hotel is perfectly placed for anyone looking to explore the great attractions that Derry city has to offer.
We at Travelodge give you the best rates guaranteed whenever you book online, which means that you’ll be saving whenever you stay with us. To make sure that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and convenience for price, our hotels are all kept to a comfy 3 star standard with central locations to give you the best night’s stay possible.
Suggested Local Derry Attractions
To make sure that you enjoy your stay in Derry as much as possible we’ve recommended a few of our favourite tourist attractions around the city, ranging from the historic and natural to exciting new arts attractions. Book a cheap room with Travelodge now and get our best rates for rooms in Derry.
To find out some more about the city’s top attractions, head to our Derry Top 10 Attractions page now.
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.
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.
Built as one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, the Derry Guildhall is the last of its kind to still be in use. The guildhall has played a major part in Derry’s history, having hosted the premiere of Brian Friel’s most famous play, Translations. A 2013 refurbishment added some dedicated tourist sites to the hall, making it a great day out for anyone heading to the city. With the guildhall right by the peace bridge, we recommend that visitors to Derry use the hall to begin a tour of the city’s attractions.