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Address: Guildhall Street, Derry BT48 6DQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 7137 6510
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Popped in to see this on a rainy day so glad I did , lots of history and hidden gem in the town defiantly glad I visited here attraction is free and defiantly worth it

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
claire f
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newcastle upon tyne
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newcastle upon tyne
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Popped in to see this on a rainy day so glad I did , lots of history and hidden gem in the town defiantly glad I visited here attraction is free and defiantly worth it

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Thank claire f
Tipperary, Ireland
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were here for a concert and the venue is breathtaking. Well worth a visit. I'd return just for a better look around.

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Thank tiptopski
Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very lucky, the whole place was decorated for Halloween which made this beautiful place even more exciting!

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Thank Adultchlid
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited last Saturday after walking over the peace bridge from where we had great views of the building. Stunning interior, especially the stained glass windows and enjoyed exploring the inside with the small but sufficient plantation display - and no charge! Great little cafe at the front door.

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Thank Anne T
Lurgan, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful old city building soaked in history, the stained glass windows are a must see they depict a lot of the turbulent history of the city, free entry makes it great for all

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Thank Graham M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I actually worked here in 1978 refurbished the fancy coving around the ceilings lovely and beautiful building such an honour to tell my grandkids some fantastic stories

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Thank chris m
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were in Derry/Londonderry on Monday 11 January 2016. We went first to the Guildhall which was beautiful and interesting. While we were there, Gerry from the Guildhall gave us a fascinating talk based on the stained glass windows which show the history of the city. I really appreciated his knowledge and wisdom which was impartial and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited derry on the 12th January as part of a 4day holiday with national holidays. The guildhall was on the way to the peace bridge which we were going to see. It started to rain so to shelter from the downpour we went into the guildhall.as it turned out it was a bit of good fortune the building is... More 

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Thank John W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's heaps to see inside the building, very interesting. I ran out of time to see all of it, but it's worth a look if you're in Derry.

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Thank rebecca m
Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The Guildhall was built in 1890 and lies just below the city walls on the River Foyle. It's a nice walk down to this area from the Diamond (the main square of the center city) and you can take in the Peace Bridge once down at the Guildhall. The building looks older than it is. Built in the Neo-Gothic taste,... More 

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