Derry~Londonderry

UK City of Culture logo

Winners of the first ever UK City of Culture in 2013, the year we celebrate 400 years of our famous City Walls, you are invited to be part of our incredible story at the most exciting time in our history. Experience a buzzing, youthful city full of life alongside a destination steeped in history. Uncover the many cultural delights on offer; take a trip back in time strolling along the ancient 17th Century Walls, home to one of the largest collections of Cannon in the whole of Europe or check out one of the many museums to discover the quirky history and heritage of this unique destination. Discover Derry's home grown artists and performers in action at one of the many cutting edge live music venues and atmospheric theatres or chill out at an array of cosmopolitan cafes, bars and restaurants. City of Culture is now the catalyst for the transformation and regeneration of Derry, with plans to invest more than £200 million in its infrastructure including the recent construction of the iconic Peace Bridge and the redevelopment of the historic Ebrington Military Site, adding a whole new dimension to the city's product offering. There is no doubt the city is on the cusp of change, providing delegates and conference organisers with a memorable experience thanks to the people, place and culture of this unique destination.

Explore Derry

Tower Museum

Dominating the Northwestern landscapes of Ireland, astride the flowing waters of the Foyle, is a 6th Century city that today resonates to the sounds of the 21st Century.

Among the happiest of those sounds is the multi-lingual chatter of more international visitors than ever - from conference delegates and backpackers to cruise passengers and tourists of all kinds - who are discovering the delights of a compact city which is unlike any other.

Londonderry is a centre of culture and creativity, and is now as famous for its confident modern outlook as it is for the timeless quality of its craic.

Cannons on the City Wall

Meander through the bustling streets of the only completely Walled City in the British Isles and listen to the echoes of 1450 years of history. Stroll along its 17th century walls, and marvel at the the ever-changing skyline of a city which is constant only in the warmth of its welcome. Here you can expect many a smile of greeting from people who are noted worldwide for their friendly hospitality.

Gateway to Ireland's Northwest, our city is pulsing with life, resonant with centuries of heritage and passion, yet fresh as an Atlantic breeze. This is a joyful regional centre filled with celebration and inspiration, as manifested in the number and quality of our festivals and special events throughout the year. Energetic, outward looking and high-spirited, this is truly a city for all seasons.