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“What could a super place was awfully quiet”
Review of The Craft Village

The Craft Village
Ranked #24 of 135 things to do in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What could a super place was awfully quiet”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Great shops but so quiet!! Tucked away we nearly missed it. Maybe could do with a bit more of a snazzy entrance sign to show off what it's made of

Visited April 2013
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maiden city
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3 reviews
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“Great place to get away from the hussle and bussle and gain some culture”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

The craft village received a refurbishment in 2012 to be ready for the city of culture in 2013 this was reason for the construction that took place and possibly why some of the shops were closed, this village is an escape from the normal shopping areas and one of its perks is the peace and quiet its a real hidden gem and hopefully its stays that way.

Visited January 2013
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Good range of shops, worth a visit”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We spent an easy hour browsing various craft shops, and a book shop.
Good range of coffee shops too, and nice area to sit if the sun's shining.

Yes, it wasn't as busy as you might expect on St Patrick's weekend... , but I hope this venture thrives.

A good place for some unique arty/crafty presents... as well as the obligatory leprechaun stuff :-)

Visited March 2013
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Buncrana, Ireland
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3 reviews
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“Peace & Quiet”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

A good place to take a book and get a coffee with almost a dead silence you would never think you were in Derry. The shops have great gifts for friends and family abroad would recommend.

Visited December 2012
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Orlando, FL
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412 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Maybe I Missed Something”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Visited here upon the recommendation of a tour guide and guidebook. Most of the stores were either closed or under construction. Had to step around building works in the common areas. Some restaurants, but they seemed to be serving mainly coffee. Not a lot of activity (except for the construction). Sad that the concept didn't seem to working. Maybe it is a work in progress, but until something changes, not worth a visit. Note: You have to look for the entrance as it is not that noticeable from the street.

Visited July 2012
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