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Flights to Derry

Derry is divided by the River Foyle that clearly marks out two distinctive areas of the city; the Waterside and the Cityside; connected by bridges that span the river including the famous Peace Bridge designed to unite a divided Derry. 

The Cityside is where visitors will find most of the city’s attractions. Those who are looking for retail therapy need look no further than Foyleside and Richmond Centre malls and the many high street retailers that sit between them. Derry also lays claim to the world’s oldest department store, Austins, opened in the 1930’s. Located in The Diamond shopping centre, close to spectacular Guildhall Square where local markets are also great for finding a bargain, it is a beautiful example of architectural elegance.

Taking a tour of Derry’s 17th century city walls is well worth it as they are some of the finest in Europe, while the Tower Museum, St Columb’s Cathedral and St Augustine’s Chapel are other worthy historic sites to admire.  On infamous Free Derry Corner can be found the Bogside Murals that depict the various events that occurred throughout Derry’s turbulent past. The Free Derry Museum and the Bloody Sunday Memorial located nearby tell the story in detail. 

Today Derry is a vibrant city with hip bars and cosy cafes, trendy restaurants and nightclubs where you can dance your cares away until the early hours of the morning.

The following information is correct as of February 2015 and is subject to change. Please check with the airline directly for complete accuracy.

 

Fly In

Derry Airport is located 8 miles from Derry city centre. The journey by car takes approximately 25 minutes or alternatively taxis can be hired from outside the terminal building. Local buses also operate service that coincide with arriving and departing flights, taking passengers to the main bus depot in around 30 minutes.

What you need to know

Currency: The Euro (€)

Visas: UK and EU nationals do not require a visa to enter Northern Ireland but must possess a valid ID card or passport for travel. Nationals of other countries may require a visa for entry. More information can be obtained from a local embassy or from the Foreign Office website.

Laws: Northern Ireland has imposed a ban on smoking in all indoor public places including bars, cafes, restaurants, hotels and public transport as well as outside hospitals and schools etc. The legal age for consuming alcohol is 16 if eating a meal and accompanied by an adult, or otherwise 18.  


Best Time to Visit

Like most of the UK the weather in Northern Ireland is changeable but the most promising months for warmth and sunshine are July and August. These are usually the busiest months as tourists flock to explore the breathtaking outdoor attractions such as the Giant’s Causeway. However, there are often cheap flights available to Northern Ireland making it a great destination for last minute or weekend city breaks. Winters are cold and damp while spring and early autumn can still be pleasant and much quieter than the summer.

Derry’s Spooktacular Halloween Carnival street party draws the crowds every year while those with a love of the arts can enjoy the wonderful Foyle Film Festival, Comedy Festival and the award-winning Jazz Festival showcasing both the local as well as international talent. Of course, St Patrick’s Day is the highlight of the Irish calendar when lurid green hats, shamrocks and gallons of Guinness make a welcome appearance in March.

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