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DERRY~LONDONDERRY & THE NORTHEAST DESTINATION GUIDE

The best things to do in Derry~Londonderry & the Northeast

Travel inspiration for Your Derry~Londonderry & the Northeast Vacation

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Welcome to Derry~Londonderry & the Northeast! As your Celtic Experts, we’re here to introduce you to the vibrant local restaurants, top sights and best places to stay on your vacation to Northern Ireland. From perfectly-planned guided tours to custom travel packages, we can’t wait to share the traditional experiences of our homelands with you.

Explore the best places to eat, see and stay in Derry~Londonderry & the Northeast

  • Tracey's Farmhouse
  • Bushmills Distillery
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Carrick-A-Red Rope Bridge
  • Game of Thrones
  • Walking Tours

Top places to eat and drink in Derry~Londonderry & the Northeast

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From hidden gems to iconic sights, these are the best places to start your very own Giant Adventure in Northern Ireland. No matter where you decide to go, you’ll get authentic experiences hand-picked just for you.

Bushmills Distillery

Bushmills Distillery

For over 400 years Bushmills Distillery has carried on the handcrafted art of producing ‘smooth and mellow’ Irish whiskeys, making it the oldest operating distillery in the world. Plus, it’s the only place that cultivates, matures, and bottles on-site. On your trip to Northern Ireland you can bring a sip of history home and show your friends what traditional Irish smoothness tastes like.

Breadmaking With Tracey

Bread-making with Tracey

Join local host, Tracey Jeffrey, in her cozy 18th century cottage along the shores of Strangford Lough as she teaches you the secrets of homemade buttermilk, jam, and traditional Irish bread; baked with a little help from you, of course!

What sights to see in Derry~Londonderry & the Northeast

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Giants Causeway

Giant's Causeway

There is no escape more magical than walking in the footsteps of legendary heroes on your Northern Ireland Vacation. Hidden amongst the cliffsides of the Antrim Plateau, it was here that a giant named Finn McCool forged his path across the sea millions of years ago. Acclaimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Giant’s Causeway will leave you thinking that maybe some legends ring true.

Londonderry City

Derry~Londonderry Walking Tour

What starts as a leisurely stroll through cobbled streets and winding corridors, will soon open your eyes to a whole new side of Europe’s last-standing fortified city. Your Local Specialist will share the troublesome stories of Londonderry’s past and Ireland’s divided history. With their unique insight, you’ll walk away from this guided tour with an exclusive educational experience that leaves no stone unturned.

Game Of Thrones Archery

Game of Thrones Experience

Bucket List seekers, immerse yourself in the ‘Game of Thrones’ story, fully adorned in costume as you transform into the characters of the show. Once fitted, unleash your inner warrior and try your hand at archery or axe-throwing inside the medieval walls of Winterfell Castle. White Walkers… Beware.

Carrick A Rede

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

When you travel to Northern Ireland you can test your nerves with an exhilarating walk across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Take in the views of the breathtaking coast and enjoy the ocean breeze as you explore this must-see sight.

Best places to stay in Derry~Londonderry & the Northeast

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Bishops Gate Hotel

Bishops Gate Hotel

Bishop’s Gate Hotel is located within the historic city walls in the heart of Londonderry city’s quaint Cathedral Quarter and within walking distance of a variety of trendy restaurants and bars.

Ballygally Castle Hotel

Ballygally Castle Hotel

Conveniently located on the scenic Antrim coast, this 400 year old castle is the only 17th century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland today.

Antrim Salthouse

The Salthouse

Perched above the quaint sea-side town of Ballycastle, The Salthouse has a unique atmosphere which is designed to connect you to the outdoors. It provides the ultimate backdrop for unforgettable active adventures, coastal getaways and the perfect Northern Ireland vacation.

Top trips that visit Derry~Londonderry & the Northeast

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Brendan Vacations does not sell guided trips to Canadian residents but you can book guided trips through our sister company Trafalgar.com.

Discover Derry~Londonderry & the Northeast

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Colorful Doors in Dublin Ireland

Meet Catherine Reilly

As the head of our Brendan team, Catherine has been making friends with the Celtic community for over 35 years so she's learned a thing or two about where to go and what to do in Ireland and Scotland. Check out her own personally hand-crafted collection of all the can't-miss experiences you can have too.

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Image Credits:
Hero: Image courtesy of TourismNI, Brian Morrison
Game of Thrones Archery & Axe-Throwing: Image courtesy of TourismNI