The Bogside is a neighbourhood outside of the city walls where many of the events of The Troubles, including Bloody Sunday, took place. You can do a tour that visits the key locations of these events, including Free Derry Corner, a free-standing gable wall that commemorates Free Derry.
You will see the People’s Gallery, a collection of large gable wall murals by the Bogside Artists that remember the events of The Troubles.
Northern Ireland has recently had to contend with dragons, white walkers and the chill of endless winter. The Causeway coast has scored a staring role in the HBO’s Game of Thrones television series because of its wild landscape.
Game of Thrones:
This is a must for fanatics of the popular television series. The Causeway Coast offers a detailed lesson in history and nature on the cliff. The Causeway Coast Way runs all the way to Portstewart with bursts of gorse, sea and heather via the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge to the picturesque Ballintoy, this area ‘Gobbins Cliffe’ is a famous filming location for the popular television HBO Game of Thrones series. Visit: http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/gameofthrones/
Wild Atlantic Way
Rising improbably from the Atlantic, one of the highlights of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Skellig Michael has attracted both admirers and those seeking solitude for centuries. It was on this jagged rock that 6th century monks carved hundreds of stone steps to the summit, where they established an isolated monastery.
In a galaxy far, far away…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens sent the global box-office into hyperdrive. Since 1977, the record-breaking movie franchise has travelled through more than a few galaxies.
For Episode VII the cast and crew jetted into a little town called Portmagee, County Kerry, on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. While the hotly anticipated Episode VIII came back for more than just a taster of this incredible stretch of coastline.
County Donegal on the North West Coast of Northern Ireland, Star Wars Episode VIII was filmed. Visit County Donegal and walk in the steps of Luke Skywalker and experience the sandy beaches and find inspiration on the famous coast line.
St Columb’s Cathedral:
Visit the oldest surviving building in Northern Ireland built between 1628 and 1633. It was the first port Reformation church erected in Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Guildhall is one of Derry/Londonderry’s most recognisable landmarks and is a must see destination for visitors.
Dating from 1887, this beautiful building boasts stunning stained glass windows and of course the Guildhall Clock, which was modelled on London’s Big Ben.
The Peace Bridge built in 2012 was conceived as a project to literally ‘bridge’ the gap between the two communities of the waterside (protestant) and the cityside (catholic).
This S-shaped bridge has proven to be a great success and has been pivotal in bringing the two communities together.
It stretches from Guildhall Square to Ebrington Square, where you can enjoy a great view of the city.