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Guildhall

Guildhall Street, Derry BT48 6DQ, Northern Ireland
44-028-71376-510
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Ranked #3 of 102 Attractions in Derry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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353 reviews 353 reviews
152 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, it was closed to the public because of an event and we could not go upstairs to see the main bit and were restricted to the ground floor exhibition, which was alright but not great.

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County Down, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We did a tour of the Guildhall and were very impressed. We also had coffee and cake from the tea room. First class.

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Kentwood, Michigan
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31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

More like a church than seat of city government. An older building, obviously refurbished and repurposed. During "the troubles" as they refer to them, Queen Victoria statue was damaged but remains. Political divisions still remain in the city with two names....Derry/Londonderry. There are 40 council seats for a population of 100,000! Small museum and gift shop in main hall.

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Beautiful restored building. The stained glass windows were wonderful. It is worth the time to take see the building.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

There is no charge to enter the Guildhall. Go upstairs and be amazed by the 3000 pipe organ. Enter the council chambers and there is a sign beside the Mayor's chair inviting you to sit and have someone take your photo or perhaps a "selfie".

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Fantastic building, recently renovated, fascinating and informative exhibition about the plantation period

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uttoxeter
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You can visit the newly refurbished Guildhall for free. The exhibitions are worth looking at. Lots of historical events have taken place in this building up to very recent times.

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sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Gerry , the guide , at Guildhall in Derry is simply amazing! He will deliver the history of Ireland in 40 minutes as he walks you past the extraordinary stained glass windows of the actual hall with such enthusiasm and precision, you will wonder why you've been struggling through tomes of Irish history books for the last 20 years! Ps... More

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Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful craftmanship and stained glass windows. Read the history and understand how Derry became London-Derry..

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Crosshaven
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This building was by far our favourite part of the visit to Derry! We came upon it when looking for the hop on/hop off tour bus stop, and as we had some time to wait we went inside. I initially didn't know that a Guildhall was essentially the City Hall, and even though it looks old, it's fabulous and still... More

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