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Ranked #1 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #2 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: History Museums; Museums

This museum is located in the centre of Derry's Bogside district, only a short distance from the central bus station and firmly on the 'Troubles' tourist route.  The museum is... more »

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Ranked #3 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 96 attractions in Derry
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Ranked #6 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: You can tour the famous murals of the Bogside in the company of the three artists who painted them. Known world wide as "The... more » Owner description: You can tour the famous murals of the Bogside in the company of the three artists who painted them. Known world wide as "The Bogside Artists", we created all twelve murals of The People's Gallery of the Bogside Derry. We give tours of our work and explain to you in a way nobody else can their creation and the history they depict. You could be on one of our tours by simply booking via our website or giving us a call. « less
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Ranked #7 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: A museum explaining the political conflict that has shaped the city and the country: a must for those unfamiliar with... more » Owner description: A museum explaining the political conflict that has shaped the city and the country: a must for those unfamiliar with Northern Ireland's war-torn past. « less
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Ranked #8 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks

The Bloody Sunday Memorial lists the names of the 14 people killed (and fatally wounded) by the British Army Paratroop Regiment on Sunday 30th January 1972, when they opened fire... more »

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Ranked #9 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Majestic, neo-Gothic Church of Ireland (Anglican) Cathedral, built between 1628 and 1633. St. Columb's is the oldest and most... more » Owner description: Majestic, neo-Gothic Church of Ireland (Anglican) Cathedral, built between 1628 and 1633. St. Columb's is the oldest and most historic building within the walled City of Londonderry. It has recently been extensively restored. The Chapter House Museum displays artefacts from the Siege of Londonderry in 1689 and also many other interesting items.There is an audio visual display which tells the visitor the history of the Cathedral and there are guide leaflets available in 8 Languages. Admission is free - donations are welcome. « less
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Ranked #11 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #12 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Civic Centers; Convention Centers; Theaters; Cultural
Owner description: The Millennium Forum is one of the largest purpose built theatres, exhibition and conference centres in the island of... more » Owner description: The Millennium Forum is one of the largest purpose built theatres, exhibition and conference centres in the island of Ireland. It has no competitors in terms of size in the North West of Ireland. « less
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Ranked #15 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 96 attractions in Derry
Owner description: Located near the historic walls of Derry~Londonderry the 'St Columba Heritage Centre' aims to provide visitors with a unique... more » Owner description: Located near the historic walls of Derry~Londonderry the 'St Columba Heritage Centre' aims to provide visitors with a unique insight into the life of St Columba and the City's ancient monastic roots. Spread over three floors within a category B2 listed building - affectionately known as "The Wee Nun's School" - the centre offers a bespoke audio-visual interactive visitor experience. « less
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Ranked #17 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #18 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: The People's Gallery is recognized as one of Derry's main tourist sites. It depicts over three decades of conflict and is... more » Owner description: The People's Gallery is recognized as one of Derry's main tourist sites. It depicts over three decades of conflict and is visited by many thousands of tourists each year. It was created by the three men known as The Bogside Artists « less
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Ranked #23 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Libraries; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #25 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural

St Columba's Church Long Tower Although there has been a house of religion on the spot of Long Tower since the year 546, there was a time from about 1550 until 1786 when all that... more »

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Ranked #27 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #28 of 96 attractions in Derry
Owner description: The Award Winning The Playhouse is based in Artillery Street, Derry and was established by Pauline Ross in 1992 with a grant... more » Owner description: The Award Winning The Playhouse is based in Artillery Street, Derry and was established by Pauline Ross in 1992 with a grant of just £300. Since then it has grown to become one of Ireland's leading Award Winning multi-disciplinary Community Art Resource Centres based on a neutral site with the city centre. It is a self-help, grass roots, bottom-up community development project which is people centre with charitable status. The Playhouse comprises of a 175 Seat Theatre, an extensive Education and Outreach Department, a Dance Studio, a gallery and is home to several cultural/art based groups and tenants. The Playhouse filled (and continues to fill) a large gap in the provision of the arts in the North West. It also is one of only a handful of venues commissioning, producing and touring theatre in the island of Ireland. « less
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Ranked #29 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Prehen House is one of the North West’s most historic buildings. Situated next to the famous woods, it commands stunning... more » Owner description: Prehen House is one of the North West’s most historic buildings. Situated next to the famous woods, it commands stunning views of Derry, the river Foyle and the hills beyond.Prehen is intimately linked with the history of Derry. Records reveal that it was inhabited by 1640; in 1738 the Knox family began their great association with Prehen when Andrew Knox, the MP for Donegal married Honoria Tomkins, the Prehen heiress.In Victorian times the colourful Colonel George Knox was one of Derry’s most eminent figures. But with World War I looming his grandson Baron George Carl Otto Louis von Scheffler Knox was put under house arrest. Soon after the 3,641 acre estate was seized as ‘enemy property’.Happily, the house was brought back into another branch of the Knox family and today the North West has a wonderful heirloom forever linked with the history of the City « less
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Ranked #30 of 96 attractions in Derry
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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