The Derry Peace Bridge is one of the city’s most recent attractions, built in 2011 to span the River Foyle. By linking two previously separated sections of the city with a gorgeous bridge across the River Foyle, city officials started a movement to create a truly united Derry city.
The bridge itself was elegantly designed to enhance the city’s beauty, and offers visitors amazing views across the river. Derry’s architecture within its ancient walls is a beautiful sight, really improved with a look across the water from the bridge.
What to see by Derry Peace Bridge
The Peace Bridge stretches from right by the Derry Guildhall to an area next to St. Columb’s park. Both of these are incredible sights for those visiting Derry city and offer visitors a chance to connect to the beauty of Derry. The guildhall was built to show off the city’s impressive architecture and has proven to be a major area in the history of Derry city, hosting the premiere of Brian Friel’s famous play, Translations. Derry Guildhall was redesigned for the 2011 city of culture celebrations, and now features a great interactive exhibition covering the history of Derry.
St Columb’s park is a gorgeous natural area close to Derry city centre, with wide swathes of greenery and forest giving you the perfect place to connect with nature inside the city. With the Derry Peace Bridge just a short walk from our budget Travelodge hotel you can easily see some of the most beautiful sights in the whole of Derry. Over on our Derry nature page, we’ve put together some suggestions for those who want to explore some of the most beautiful scenery in and around Derry, so that you can really relax during your visit.
Cheap Hotels in Derry
Travelodge Hotels Ireland provides the absolute cheapest prices on 3 star accommodation across Ireland to make sure that you never have to pay more than you should. We save you money by cutting out the unnecessary extras that other hotels overcharge for, but still make sure that your stay is comfortable and convenient.
Our Travelodge Derry hotel is found right in the city centre of Derry, only moments away from the iconic peace bridge and some more great attractions. Book a room in our budget Derry hotel and you’ll get the best rates guaranteed, while our comfortable rooms ensure that you can get a great night’s rest.
Suggested Local Derry Attractions
When you stay with us we want you to have a great time, and with Derry having some fantastic attractions for visitors, we’ve suggested some personal favourites here. If you’re looking for more choices, just head to our Derry Top 10 Attractions page to see some more of the most impressive things to do across Derry city.
We’ve also put together a few guides to help you explore particular parts of Derry. If you’re interested in the historical attractions found around the Derry Peace Bridge, head to our Derry history page to step back into the past. For those with families, we’ve put together a page of Derry family attractions, from children’s theatre to fun day trips.
The Tower Museum, focusing on both Derry history, and the failed Spanish Armada, some of which ran aground by Derry, is considered Derry’s best museum. The museum is just a 5 minute walk from our Derry budget hotel, inside the city walls. The tower that the museum is named for is one of the most incredible architectural structures in the whole of Derry city, one of the city’s oldest constructions.
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 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.