Head to County Londonderry for scenic beauty and tranquil countryside that’s hard to beat.
A breathtaking temple and a Mesolithic site
This incredible landscaped estate contains the truly striking Mussenden Temple perched at the edge of a cliff top, with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Overlooking the River Bann, the remains of a small collection of huts dates back to some of the earlier people inhabiting Ireland dating from the 7th or 8th millennium BC.
Fly high over the Londonderry countryside or take to the waters
The glistening white sands and clear waters of Benone Beach are famous in the Limavady area, and a tourist complex with a nine-hole par three golf course, nature reserve, caravan park and community hall has also been developed by the Borough Council.
Lough Foyle is one of the best birdwatching spots in the country with whooper swan, pale-bellied brent goose, wigeon and bar-tailed godwit winter in significant numbers, as well as a host of other flocks.
Why not try something different and take to the skies at the beautifully located Eglinton Flying School at the edge of Lough Foyle.
County Londonderry boasts a really varied selection of golf clubs from the beautiful Radisson SAS Roe Park Hotel and Golf Resort, which enjoys Lough Foyle and the Inishowen peninsula as a backdrop, to Castlerock Golf Club set amidst beautifully undulating dunes.
This vast wood shows signs of occupation that stretches back to the Bronze Age and occupies over 50 hectares with oak, birch, rowan and holy trees.
Make the most of the scenic beauty of the area and take to the waters around the Sperrin Region. The Ballyronan Marina offers a wide array of watersports including boating and canoeing.
From friendly open farms with a wide range of animals to model villages.
With a traditional thatched cottage and little café, Castledawson is a great place for a family day out to experience a wide variety of rare fowl, goats, rabbits, Jacob and Soya sheep, guinea pigs, mini Shetland ponies and emus.
Learn all about Moneymore’s history with model villages that depict a 17th-century plantation and life in the 19th century.
Enjoy County Londonderry’s pretty cottages and elegant houses.
Don a silly mask and get into the spirit of things with Ireland’s largest Hallowe’en party.
Over 200 movies are screened every year during the Foyle Film Festival in November. With special guests, a range of workshops and seminars, plus a fantastic awards ceremony, the festival is themed every year.
This lovely thatched cottage dates back to 1690 making it one of the oldest buildings in Northern Ireland.
Don your masks for the longest running carnival in Ireland on October 31st each year.
A delightfully pretty house that is filled with portraits, furniture and decorative arts as well as a friendly ghost called Olivia. The costume collection has some lovely 18th through 20th century pieces.
Eating, Drinking & Luxury
Chill out in style at a Victorian country house and luxury resort.
A lovely Victorian country house with generously sized bedrooms, period details and luxury furnishings.
Relaxing, luxurious and packed with a wide array of leisure facilities, the Radisson SAS Roe Park is a nicely situated place, which combines country house hotel style with modern conveniences.
Gay & Lesbian
Head to the city for County Londonderry’s gay scene
A popular bar and club in the heart of Londonderry city.
Shop for crystal and crafts, or browse around at Northern Ireland’s biggest shopping center.
Derry Crystal uses traditional methods to create a delightful line of handcrafted cut glass, crystal and special pieces.
Inspired by the mythical Irish Celtic era, Colmcille Stone Crafts produce unique mirrors, clocks and pieces of artwork.
Winner of Northern Ireland’s Best Shopping Centre 2004, Foyleside is a big and busy place with over 45 shops to browse through.