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“Traditional and elegant building,”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Guildhall

Guildhall
Ranked #3 of 134 things to do in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“Traditional and elegant building,”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

I came to the Derry Guild Hall for a policy and governance meeting of a cross-party national association of Councillors. The setting of the Guild Hall building, adjacent to the historic City Walls - with a view of the Peace Bridge spanning the Foyle River - provides for history, but the council chamber is most modern, with seating within two crescents and is fit for collaborative governance, rather than the traditional adversary architecture of our parliamentary system. I hope the changes and modernisation promotes consensus.

Visited December 2013
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“A Resilient Old Building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

It has a turbulent history having caught fire earlier and then being bombed during "The Troubles" as they call it. The staff are friendly and helpful. It's enhances your viewing experience when they tell you about the stained glass windows etc. Definitely worth a look! You can sit in the Mayor's chair and observe Council in session.

Visited December 2013
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“Newly refurbished and opened”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

I first visited over two years ago and The Guildhall has undergone considerable refurbishment and you can see the huge hall and council chambers on the 1st floor. There is an information point, cafe, and currently an exhibition on The Plantation.staff are helpful and it was open on a Sunday. Well worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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“Incredibly historic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Guildhall is one of Derry’s most recognisable landmarks and has been at the heart of city life since 1890. When you stand in awe you will be amazed at the colours coming on to sunset. The place truly looks amazing. The building is beautiful inside as it is outside, with 23 stained glass windows and the guildhall clock that looks just like the Big Ben clock in London.

Visited October 2013
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“Worth a visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

We took time to visit the Guildhall and are glad we did. Full of historic interest, with good displays. The guild windows, although not original, are very interesting. We were amused by the three languages of the signage: English, Irish and Ulster-Scots!

Visited September 2013
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