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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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Well worth a visit

We were lucky enough to have someone actually playing the massive organ on the day we visited well worth hearing

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Maghera, United Kingdom
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Maghera, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to have someone actually playing the massive organ on the day we visited well worth hearing

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited on a weekend trip. Nice building, Well worth a visit if staying in Londonderry,.

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful buildng on the outside....even more beautiful on the inside. If possible, try to get a tour to see the "hall" and the beautiful pipe organ being re-finished

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County Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Entry into the Gulidhall was free! This is a beautiful old building where many historical events took place including the Bloody Sunday enquiry. It was bombed during the troubles and was restored back to its former glory. The history of Derry is displayed in one of the smaller rooms all the way up to the present day. There's a cafe... More 

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Ridgetown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Guildhall is arguably the most beautiful building in Derry. It is a museum, a tourist-information hub and a meeting-hall / civic hall. It had beautiful stained-glass windows, a very nice organ. On the first day we visited, there was a private function on the second floor. Luckily, we came back the next day for a visit and it was... More 

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Derry. N.Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you have limited time make this your first spot to visit. It is free. It gives a great interactive history of the city and the staff are welcoming and pleasant. Make sure to visit the grand hall on 2nd floor. There is an amazing organ there. The stained glass window beautifully tell the history. This is also where the... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This review is long overdue and happened in June 2014 when we got married. From beginning to end the Guildhall staff were excellent in particular Carol, who could not do enough for us both. She welcomed us both on a number of occasions in the planning and lead up the wedding and did so many things in the background to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A very ornate and historical building within the heart of Derry city. The Guildhall has a central place in the history of the city and provides a very brief but thorough understanding of the founding of the city. Unfortunately as the main hall was being used for a private function we were unable to view the complete building. As it... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I usually go in here when it's wet and if I need the loo! The exhibitions are boring to say the least. History should be interesting and thought provoking. Exhibitions should stimulate and broaden your mind and be interactive and interesting for all ages. The exhibits in the Guildhall do none of the above. Even the staff look fed up!... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were so lucky to pop in just in time for a free tour with 'Gerry'. What a passionate, knowledgeable, interesting and funny man. We could have listened to him all day. Explaining the history from the beautiful stained glass windows in the ballroom. Great to see the amazing organs and the parliament room also. Feel much more knowledgeable after... More 

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