Londonderry: The heart of the county
County Londonderry, in Northern Ireland is home to the primary town, Londonderry - also commonly referred to as just "Derry". Due to it's historical significance, the town is a cultural hotspot and was previously voted the "city of culture". Due to it's location, Derry accommodation offers a range of oppurtunities to further explore Ireland and Northern Ireland during your stay.
For those wanting to see the cultural sights, pay a visit to the Millennium Forum, a theatre that also holds many events taking place in the town throughout the year. St Columb's Cathedral - the mother church of the Church of Ireland - is one of the most prominent buildings in Derry, with it's Gothic architecture dating back to the 17th Century - stroll around or perhaps consider taking a guided tour. Derry is one of the oldest inhabited places in Ireland and contains the “old walls” of the city which date back over 300 years. The city walls – on the west bank of the River Foyle - can be used as a route around the inner city and also offer various tours, museums, galleries and theatres. With a wide range of restaurants to dine out during the evenings, you won't run out of choice of cuisine. Of course, visitors can also try local Irish delicacies. Whilst staying in Londonderry accommodation, perhaps try an Irish stew – made up on lamb or mutton with potatoes and vegetables – this dish is particularly good for keeping you warm during the winter season. As Londonderry is on the edge of the Northern-Irish and Irish border, why not explore a little further? Explore the North-Western town of Donegal in Ireland and perhaps find holiday accommodation in Bundoran - a popular seaside resort.