Head to County Londonderry for scenic beauty and tranquil countryside that’s hard to beat.
Everything you need to know in Londonderry
Hours are generally Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm with some open on Saturday morning. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) dispense cash at hundreds of locations including banks, garages, and shopping centres. Using a credit card in an ATM is an easy way of obtaining sterling if you are travelling from the Republic of Ireland or abroad. Bureau de change can be found in larger bank branches, travel agencies, some tourist information centres, big hotels and a few visitor attractions.
Translink is the main public transport company serving Northern Ireland by bus and rail. You can check out times, prices and buy tickets at www.translink.co.uk.
Multi-storey and off-street car parks have hourly tariffs depending on location. On-street pay and display zones are clearly marked. Pay attention to restriction notices that display morning and evening rush hour clearways and bus lanes when in operation.
Generally Monday to Saturday, 11.30am to 11pm, Sundays from 12.30pm to 10pm. Many bars in Northern Ireland have later opening hours on Thursday to Saturday. Children are not permitted on licensed premises. No alcohol may be served to under 18s.
City Centre shops generally open Monday to Saturday, from 9.30am to 5.30pm (Thursday until 9pm). Some larger stores open Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Neighbourhood stores and garage forecourt convenience shops often open much longer, 24 hours in many cases.
For details of tourist information centres around Northern Ireland, log on to www.discovernorthernireland.com.
Need to know
County Derry Northern Ireland website
21 Jun 2013 - 22 Jun 2013
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