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Unforgettable experiences

Rich History, Vibrant Culture, and Unforgettable Adventures

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Unforgettable experiences

Rich History, Vibrant Culture, and Unforgettable Adventures

Eat, explore, shop & play

Nestled amidst the energy of Derry’s Walled City, The 4 Star Ebrington Hotel is only a stone’s throw from The Guildhall Square, City Walls, Theatres and Museums which are all in easy walking distance across the iconic peace bridge. A great location if visiting Derry for business or pleasure and listed by the Irish Independent as one of Ireland’s FAB 50 Irelands Best Places to Stay. 

The Ebrington enjoys a spectacular location in the heart of Derry~Londonderry, and sits within a 5 minute walk across the iconic Peace bridge from the bustle of the Guildhall Square, the 400 year old walled city and the many museums, theatres and restaurants  

Visiting Derry is not just a trip; it’s an opportunity to embrace history, culture, and life in all its beauty and diversity. As Northern Ireland’s second largest city, Derry/Londonderry boasts an incredible history that stretches back centuries, evident in its well-preserved medieval walls, historic landmarks, and fascinating museums.  

Whether you’re looking for the best food, exploring the many historical locations, here to enjoy the craic or ready to shop boutique, one of a kind stores, the city has it all. 

Below are just a few of the popular attractions this fantastic city has to offer. 

The Walls

The City Walls are one of the best-preserved examples of a walled city in Ireland and date back to the 17th century. They were constructed between 1613 and 1618 as a defensive measure to protect the settlers of the city during the plantation of Ulster. These walls have witnessed centuries of history, and walking on them can give you a sense of the city’s rich past. 

The walls form a continuous 1.5 km (about 1 mile) loop around the city, making it a pleasant and easy walk. Strolling along the walls is a great way to explore the city’s historic core and learn about its architecture, landmarks, and local culture. 

The Peace Bridge

The Peace Bridge is an iconic landmark in Derry/Londonderry. It spans the River Foyle, connecting the city’s east and west sides. The bridge was designed to promote peace and reconciliation in a city historically divided along religious and political lines. 

The bridge’s unique and striking design features two elegant, curving pathways that meet in the middle. This shape symbolises the coming together of the two sides of the city and serves as a powerful visual representation of unity and reconciliation.  

Inscribed along the bridge are several peace messages contributed by people from around the world. These messages of hope, unity, and reconciliation add to the bridge’s symbolism and message of peace.  

The Guildhall

The Guildhall stands as a symbol of Derry’s heritage and resilience. It is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks and holds significant historical and cultural importance. Its architectural splendour and historical importance make it a must-visit destination for tourists and a cherished landmark for the local community. The building continues to play a vital role in the city’s civic life and cultural scene, hosting events that celebrate Derry’s past, present, and future. 

The Guildhall was constructed between 1887 and 1890 in a neo-Gothic architectural style. It was designed by architect E.H. Taylor and replaced an earlier building that had served as the seat of local government. The Guildhall was intended to house the offices of the Corporation of Londonderry (now Derry City and Strabane District Council) and provide a venue for civic events. 

Museum of Free Derry

The Museum of Free Derry is a historical museum dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and events surrounding the civil rights movement and the Troubles in the city, particularly the events of Bloody Sunday. 

The Museum of Free Derry plays a crucial role in commemorating the events of Bloody Sunday and preserving the history of the civil rights movement and the Troubles in Derry. It stands as a testament to the resilience of the local community and serves as a place of remembrance, reflection, and learning. 

The perfect city retreat for the modern traveller.