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Get ready for an adventure like no other!

Unlock the Walled City

  1. Culture And Relaxation
    The Noth West has an undeniable cultural vibe. As one of the most historic cities in Europe, discover Derry's 400-year-old City Walls, award-winning museums and theatres or for a totally unique Irish experience, immerse yourself in the local arts and culture of Donegal.
  2. Family Fun
    Let the little ones run wild in North West Ireland's natural playgrounds, sure to thrill explorers of all ages. Step back in time together in historic Derry, the Walled City; watch their eyes light up as Derry's stories unfold. Be delighted by Donegal whose emerald parks, open-top farms, cinemas and adventure playgrounds make cries of 'I'm bored' unheard of.
  3. Nature And Adventure
    Combine Donegal's breath-taking scenery with Derry's natural scenic hinterland. With rugged coastlines, a bustling city centre and adventurous pursuits from paddleboarding to hiking, immerse yourself in the spirit of the North West.
  4. Nature and Adventure Itinerary
    A 48-hour visit gives you just enough time to encounter Ireland’s wild side in the legendary North West, the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coastal Route. Combine Donegal’s breath-taking scenery with Derry’s natural scenic hinterland. With rugged coastlines, a bustling centre, and adventurous pursuits with everything from paddleboarding to hiking, immerse yourself in the spirit of the North West.
  5. Culture and Relaxation Itinerary
    The North West has loads of experiences to offer when it comes to a staycation – so how will you know where to start? Never fear – we’ve lined up a range of itineraries to help you get planning your ideal trip.
  6. Family Fun Itinerary
    Your family holiday in the Northwest will be one to remember – with lots of adventure, history, wildlife and scenery around every corner! When it comes to planning a family break you’ll find  the Northwest ticks all the boxes - there's plenty of quality accommodation to suit all budgets, exciting destinations to explore, and, of course, countless attractions and activities for all ages.
  7. Getting to the North West
    Getting to the North West has never been easier. Did you know Derry City is just a three hour drive from Dublin and a 90 minute drive from Belfast, while neighbouring Donegal is only an additional 15 minutes away.
  8. Dazzling Donegal
    Donegal has so much to offer any visitor. One of Ireland’s largest counties, it also boasts many offshore inhabited islands that are well worth a visit. It has the longest coastline of any county; the perfect starting point for the stunning Wild Atlantic Way coastal route; Europe’s highest sea cliffs at Slieve League, towering over 600 metres above sea level; the highest number of award-winning Blue Flag beaches in Ireland; the largest geographical native Irish speaking ‘Gaeltacht’ area; many su
  9. Accommodation
    There’s so much choice in Derry~Londonderry when it comes to choosing where to stay, with options available to suit everyone’s budget and taste.  So whether you want to stay in the heart of the city action, or somewhere a little quieter then you’ll have plenty to choose from.  From international hotel brands, boutique designer hotels right through to the best B&Bs, guest houses and self-catering accommodation in the country – we’ve got them in abundance.
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