Spend the morning on a guided walking tour of the 17th Century Derry City Walls and St. Columb’s Cathedral. Built between 1614 and 1619 to protect the plantation city, these original walls are almost perfectly preserved today, making Derry one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe.
Following a tour of the walls, visit the award winning Tower Museum. This recently refurbished museum houses two state of the art exhibitions; The Story of Derry and also The Armada Shipwreck, which showcases artefacts from La Trinidad Valancera, wrecked off the Donegal Coast in 1588.
Enjoy lunch at one of Derry’s many traditional pubs.
Spend time learning about some of Derry’s more recent history at the Museum of Free Derry. The museum focuses on the civil rights era and the Free Derry / Early troubles era of the 1970’s and tells the history of the city from the point of view of the people who lived through, and were most affected by these events.
Overnight at the Waterfoot Hotel
Opened in 2009 the Waterfoot is a stylish contemporary hotel idyllically located on the east bank of the river Foyle.
To sample Derry’s vibrant nightlife try Peadar O’Donnell’s Bar on Waterloo Street. There’s live music from 10pm and your choice of three bars in one.