Named by internationally acclaimed travel publication ‘Lonely Planet’ as a Top 10 City in the World to Visit the city of Derry~Londonderry in the North West of Ireland is renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and action packed calendar of festivals and events including annual fixtures such as the City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival and Europe’s largest Halloween Carnival!
In 2013 Derry~Londonderry was named the inaugural UK City of Culture and hosted over 250 major events including RTE’s Other Voices and the iconic BBC Radio One Big Weekend! The city is rapidly becoming a top weekend destination within the UK and Ireland thanks to its vibrant social and cultural scene, a unique heritage and history, a picturesque setting on the banks of the River Foyle and of course, the warmest of welcomes from our locals!
Derry~Londonderry has been named as ‘Music City 2014’ and this year is all about creating a ‘Legacy’ for our prestigious UK City of Culture accolade.
So, whilst you are here, make the most of your weekend and check out some of the local attractions! Derry~Londonderry is Ireland’s only completely Walled city and one of the finest examples of a Walled city in Europe; take a trip back in time strolling along the famous 17th Century Walls, view the amazing collections of original cannon, or call in to one of our many museums, galleries and cultural venues and immerse yourself in the city’s quirky history. If people watching is tour thing, chill out, relax and enjoy the city’s picturesque surrounds at an array of cool cafes.
For more information visit www.visitderry.com
The regeneration of Ebrington represents a new chapter in the story of the city, with the iconic Peace Bridge, the redevelopment of Ebrington Square, cafés and businesses now preparing to move in, and a programme of events and cultural activities which has attracted over 550,000 people to date, including Radio 1’s Big Weekend, the Turner Prize 2013 and Lumiere. Before MTV Crashes, Ebrington will host the fantastic Walled City Tattoo from 27 – 30 August 2014.
Ebrington has a new sense of belonging in the city, and a real purpose within the region. It offers a heritage setting with established footfall, stunning riverside and sylvan parkland on its doorstep. With bus and rail links within a five minute stroll, and car parking and broadband infrastructure in place, first phase tenancies have already been secured with a new Maritime Museum under development and hotel opportunities soon to be advanced.
Alongside the array of events, Ebrington offers unique investment potential at an opportune time in the continuing regeneration of the city. Immediate opportunities include both the conversion of existing buildings and the development of new build projects. For more information, go to www.ilex-urc.com.
Discover Northern Ireland
From the buzz of Belfast to the Walled City of Derry, the legends of Titanic and Saint Patrick to the beautiful landscapes of the Causeway Coast and Fermanagh Lakelands, Northern Ireland has it all.
Visit key filming locations from HBO’s Game of Thrones® and the upcoming Universal movie, Dracula. Northern Ireland is the home of world class events such as the Giro d’Italia 2014 and the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2012. Plan your trip here with great offers and activity ideas www.discovernorthernireland.com/