County derry Things to DoList of sites and attractions in County derry
Derry, County Derry
Derry or Londonderry (Irish: Doire or Doire Cholm Chille, meaning ‘Oak wood of Colm Cille’), often called the Maiden City, is a city in Northern Ireland. The old walled city of Londonderry lies on the west bank of the River Foyle with the location of old Derry on the east bank, the present city now covers both banks (Cityside to the west and Waterside to the east) and the river is spanned by two bridges.
Limavady, County Derry
A market town not far from Derry city. It is one of Ulster's most characteristically Georgian towns. It was here that Jane Ross noted down the famous Derry Air ('Danny Boy') from a passing fiddler. But its great charm for the tourist is the Roe Valley Country Park. The river Roe winds through gorges where the rapids turned the waterwheels of several mills. The mills and a 19th-century hydro-electric plant have been restored, and the weaving shed houses a museum. The park has a modern visitor centre and a camping and caravan park. The 18-hole Roe Park golf course is on the western outskirts of the town.
Portstewart, County Derry
Portstewart was a popular vacation destination for Victorian middle-class families, the resort has an old-fashioned air about it. Its long, crescent-shaped seafront promenade is sheltered by rocky cliffs and headlands. Just west of town, and accessible by road or by a cliff side walk, stretches Portstewart Strand, a fabulous, long, sandy beach, protected by the National Trust.
Portrush, County Derry
Portrush has a spectacular location, being situated on a mile long peninsula extending into the Atlantic Ocean on the North coast of Ireland. This affords panoramic views over the ocean of the Causeway Coast towards Scotland and the Donegal hills. Portrush offers exceptional beaches, superb restaurants, night clubs, quality hotels & family entertainment venues providing the perfect base for your family vacation or to explore the surrounding region. World renown attractions such as the Giants Causeway, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Old Bushmills Distillery & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge are located nearby.
, Maghera, County Derry
Dungiven, County Derry
Dungiven is a strong republican town on the Main Derry to Belfast road. The town is a good base for exploring the nearby Augustinian priory. This contains the tomb of Cooey na Gal a Chieftain of the O'Cahans who died in 1385. The tomb is highly ornate and worth a visit. Dungiven, is also well situated, if you want to explore the Sperrin Hills
, Magherafelt, County Derry
Castlerock Course, Castlerock, County Derry
(6,121 Metres / Par 73) A true links course whose main feature is the 4th hole with a burn on the left and a railway on the right. The club claims the best greens in Ireland twelve months of the year. Castlerock can sometimes be underestimated, or not appreciated for the magnificent links course that it is. There are also superb views to Donegal and over to Scotland.
Portstewart Course, Portstewart, County Derry
(6,714 Yards / Par 72) A difficult, but open links course giving magnificent views especially from the 1st, 5th and 12th tees. Host to events such as the Irish Professionals and the Irish Amateur Championships.