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The River Foyle

Address: Derry, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-028-7126-7284
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Ranked #25 of 138 things to do in Derry
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Another visitor must, lots of history behind this river, worth finding out about it. More fascinating than you would think, not just a strip of flowing water, it was a great benefit/asset to industry in and around Derry/Londonderry.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you come to the city you can't avoid the river foyle. Steeped in history and divides the city, but it really does stink some days - especially near Domino's in the waterside.

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West Wendover, Nevada USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We felt that the river was best viewed at night, especially overlooking it from the Peace Bridge! It is wide and beautiful, though I wouldn't try swimming it...Yikes! ;-)

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Largs, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
50 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great place to tie up to and be in the city - also a nice area. That said the port staff and cafe where you pay are most unwelcoming on initial contact making Derry feel like somewhere you should avoid. HOWEVER the locals make up for it big time with a warm welcome. Do not let initial reactions put you... More 

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Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed at the Da Vinci hotel and the river walk from there into the centre and across the peace bridge is beautiful, both day and at night, great views of the city

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Walking along the River Foyle in Derry is a great way to spend some time. The Peace Bridge & downtown sights are accessible, and there are lovely flowers on the railings.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I always look forward to my walks by the river Foyle. Zit is extremely popular with the local population - jogging, walking the dog, the grandkids, night stroll to see the Peace Bridge illuminated and I could go on. There is always someone around so it's quite safe and easy to strike a conversation with someone. just love it!

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Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great riverside view (from the Atlantic Quay, where we stayed). Direct view of boats, water events, and it is fun to see the joggers and strollers who are drawn here. Nice view of Peace Bridge. Downside: visitors might be surprised to learn that some cafes along the river close relatively early. Luckily, there are restaurants, hotels and other establishments in... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Strolling along the riverside in the sunshine doesn't get any better. The river is a focal point in the city and can be crossed on foot using the Peace Bridge. There are various activities available to do on the water including boat rides. The marina is a short distance away along Queens Quay.

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Lecco, Italy
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34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It's good take a walk on the quay. The foyle is a big river, probably not so different from other rivers but in a sunny day is good take a walk.

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