There are so many things to do on a day out in Derry, whether you live there or are just visiting. This guide talks about 5 ways to spend a day along Derry’s Riverfront, from must do experiences, to places to explore, eat and sleep.

1. Walk Across the Peace Bridge

Peace-Bridge-Derry. Photo by Beth Ellis Photography.

Of course, when in Derry it is essential to cross the iconic Peace Bridge at least once. If not just to move between the Waterside and City, crossing the Peace Bridge offers beautiful views of the River Foyle and the landmarks across Derry.

2. Explore the City’s History

Walls-Derry. Photo by Beth Ellis Photography.

Derry is bursting of history and heritage and there are plenty of landmarks and museums that explore the city’s past. The 17th century walls surrounding the old city centre make Derry home of the most complete walled city in Europe.

Walk the walls and truly see the city yourself!

3. Admire the Street Art

Street-Art-Derry. Photo by Beth Ellis Photography.

Derry is home to plenty of amazing street art and murals, both in the Bogside and dotted in spaces throughout the city. Some may tell a story whilst others may be purely art.

Keep an eye out for some of these creative wall paintings which will capture your attention whilst touring the city.

4. Enjoy Abundant Food & Drink

After a busy day discovering the little gems of Derry, it’s time to indulge in one of the many eclectic bars & restaurants. With a romantic evening stroll along the River Foyle, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice with the diversity of cuisine available. And what better setting to end your Derry outing than experiencing the revitalised bars & live music the city has on offer.

5. Rest your Head

Lastly, you may need a place to rest during your time in Derry. There are lots of B&Bs and hotels to choose from, including Abbey B&B, Serendipity House and The City Hotel. The City Hotel, primely located in the city centre, overlooks scenic views of the River Foyle and Peace Bridge.

Needless to say, there are countless spaces to explore in the Walled City of Derry. This post is a guide for 5 things to do on a day out in Derry, with a plethora of local businesses, cafes and interesting spaces waiting for you! But why not get a taste of the delicious, high quality dishes available at The Exchange while you’re here?