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“Beautifully restored ”
Review of Guildhall

Guildhall
Ranked #3 of 138 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.
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Recently renovated, it was great to take a look around this lovely sandstone building. Civic architecture on such a large scale is uncommon across the British Isles, so it was nice to see an example in good condition. The staff at reception were very professional, there was an interesting exhibit on the Plantation and the stained glass windows were very impressive.

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is a lovely building across road from Peace Bridge. This building offers loads of information on the troubles and the peace process. They also have Information Bureau which I found very useful

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

We were greeted by a very enthusiastic employee in the Guildhall who gave us a quick rundown on the recent changes in the Guildhall, we went on to explore the building and take in the splendour of the very impressive stained glass windows & the main hall, don't miss it..

Thank Lisburnboy
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We wandered past the guildhall and I noticed its open doorway and nativity scene, and mentioned how inviting it looked, so inviting we wandered in, not quite knowing whether it was actually open to the public. We were greeted warmly at the front desk and given a brief overview of what was where. The lady also kindly pointed out we were best to start upstairs to see the stained glass windows to their best advantage, as the dusk was nearing. On going into the main hall a lovely man called Gerry offered us a tour, thankfully see accepted as it was a wonderful insight into the building and the tales of the city (and ulster) told by the stunning stained glass windows. This was also accompanied by the story of the plantation of Ulster which we enjoyed downstairs after our tour. Gerry finished the tour in the council chamber, and actually nearly had me in tears with his message of hope...he truly imparts the importance of pulling together and compromising to bring 'a bright brand new day' (as the old song goes) to our province. It looks as if the sun is shining on Derry City.

Thank KatieMagoo
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

The Guild Hall is a Victorian building of 1887. It is built of red sandstone which makes it look like a Scottish building or certainly foreign to Ireland. It is a beautiful building which is fronted by a fine plaza.

Thank Seeburg3Leixfort
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