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Find your ideal Northern Ireland holiday rental in County Londonderry. The picturesque county attracts both locals and tourists alike due to its scenic landscapes, outdoor activities and cultural history. The county, one of the six in Northern Ireland, joins the north-west of Lough Neagh and contains the forests at Banagher and Ness Wood. If you enjoy the outdoors, County Londonderry accommodation is ideal for you – whether as a family, couple or with friends. The county is home to the Sperrin Mountains and visitors can climb to the highest summit of Sawel Mountain, bordering County Tyrone. The county also contains various valleys, rivers and bird sanctuaries to the east of Lough Foyle – this is separates Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Stay in a holiday cottage in the central town, Londonderry - also colloquially known as “Derry” - and explore the old city walls on the west bank of the River Foyle. Derry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and dates back to the 17th century. In fact, the town itself is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in Ireland. The walls provide a route around the inner city and are also home to various museums, galleries and theatres. There are also tours of the walled city to learn more of the history and a view of the original town layout. Derry is distinguished by its architecture and contains various buildings of significance, including St Columb's Cathedral – the mother church of the Church of Ireland. The town is also the central shopping district of the region and offers restaurants, bars and local pubs. In addition to its architecture, the area holds historical significance, as the American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart landed in a field just outside of the city centre while attempting to reach Paris. Amelia's achievements are celebrated at the site of her unexpected landing at the Amelia Earhart cottage in Ballyarnett.
Derry is the end point of the “Giants Causeway”, the dramatic route that runs along the northern coast, through County Antrim and joins the city of Belfast. If you decide to take the Causeway route, consider stopping at Portstewart, a Victorian seaside resort neighbouring the town of Portrush. The town is popular with surfers and boasts a scenic coastal promenade, 2km of sandy beach and a traditional harbour.
Should you want to explore more of the natural beauty of Northern Ireland, why not explore County Armagh? Or perhaps experience a contrast and find a weekend break in the bustling city of Belfast – wherever your Northern Ireland accommodation, you wont be at a loss of things to do.
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