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Address: Guildhall Street, Derry BT48 6DQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 7137 6510
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Description: The historic Guildhall is one of Derry's most recognisable landmarks...
The historic Guildhall is one of Derry's most recognisable landmarks, located in the heart of the city since 1890. The Guildhall is a must see visitor attraction with over 20 magnificent stained glass windows representing the history of the city and the Plantation of Ulster exhibition . The newly refurbished and award winning Guildhall provides a unique and state of the art venue for events. The main hall has a capacity of up to 600 standing or 400 seated and provides a stunning backdrop for corporate hire, conferences, events and civil ceremonies. The Whittaker Suite can accommodate up to 60 and is the perfect space for business meetings, functions and civil ceremonies. All spaces are equipped with state of the art technology for sound, audio and lighting.
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Beautiful Stained Glass!!

The Guildhall was a great surprise. The building itself was an architectural gem and the stained glass windows throughout were so dedicative and colorful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Guildhall was a great surprise. The building itself was an architectural gem and the stained glass windows throughout were so dedicative and colorful.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I really enjoyed the exhibit they had on the first floor. I'd not really understood what had happened up here with the plantations, but I feel like I have such a deeper understanding of the people, their history and the political, social and religious divides that this country has endured.

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Lovely stained glass windows. Pipe organ was impressive. Ceilings were beautiful. Go and see it for yourself.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a beautiful building. The stained glass windows are beautiful. Was not able to go upstairs due to a private function, bit of a asme. Nice display about the history of Derry. Definitely worth a visit.

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County Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had visited the Guildhall in 1997 but now 18 years later it has been refurbished and restored to a very high standard. The stained glass windows are wonderful and the organ with its 3132 pipes is massive and amazing so the sound when it is beautifully played must be outstanding perhaps I will get a chance to hear it... More 

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S. Walpole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had a wonderful experience with Paul who was a security person with great knowledge of the hall and loved to share his views with us. He spent almost an hour with us and shared his experiences willingly.. He happily shared the fact that he had shaken JFK's hand when JFK visited Londonderry

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Castlerock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Set in a beautiful location with young, friendly and efficient staff. Beautifully presented foid and rrinks. Great for coffee or a light lunch

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

At first we thought this was a church. But after a tour of the building and a nice explanation once in side we discovery different. Stunning wood work, stained glass windows and craftsmanship, well worth a look

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Ballymena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Just popped in to have quick look. Greeted by friendly and welcoming staff who took time to explain things. Didn't have lot time but will call again when we do. Entry was FREE. Coffee room available.

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

the stained glass windows were excellent. There was great information on the history of the City and was very interesting. We visited the coffee shop which was excellent. We just had coffee and scones which were super but the lunch choices looked wonderful.

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