Derry Hostel & Guesthouse is ideally located for short breaks in the North of Ireland with some of the best attractions Derry has to offer within touching distance. With the famous River Foyle just opposite the hostel, perfect for river cruises, and the historical Derry City Walls only a short walk from the hostel, you have some of the most popular things to see and do in Derry at your front door!
This city is understandably very popular with UK and international visitors due to its history and breathtaking scenery. Only a short trip away is the Giant’s Causeway, Ireland’s premier tourist attraction, and a must visit when staying in Derry. Derry is also a great city for nightlife with a huge variety of restaurants, pubs and clubs all featuring a great atmosphere ensuring you of a great night.
Free Derry Corner
The Free Derry Corner, where the gable end of a house painted with the famous slogan 'You are Now Entering Free Derry' still stands, is all that remains of the old Bogside district.
Derry offers a number of recreational green spaces within the Council area, where people can meet, play, relax and come close to nature. The parks are opened to the public daily from dawn to dusk
Derry is acclaimed as the best place in the world to experience Halloween, and the eeriest time of year is certainly one of the best times to go to the ‘City of Bones’. Thousands of be-costumed witches, devils and fun loving what-nots throng the streets for the main parade and the whole carnival lasts for four days.
Sinuous and elegant, this 2011-completed, S-shaped pedestrian and cyclist bridge spans the River Foyle, linking the walled city on the west bank to Ebrington Sq on the east in a symbolic handshake.
Wander the Walls
The best way to get a feel for Derry's layout and history is to walk the 1.5km circumference of the city's walls. Completed in 1619, Derry's city walls are 8m high and 9m thick, and are the only intact city walls in Ireland.
Museums & Galleries Tour
Derry has a number of award winning museums such the Tower Museum, Museum of Free Derry and Siege Museum, all within the City Centre. Local Galleries include the Void Gallery, Centre of Contemporary Art and Nerve Visual which are all within walking dista