Travel to Derry has been so much easier in recent years with the opening of the City of Derry Airport which has direct flights to London, Glasgow, East Midlands (Nottingham) and Dublin. Information on flight schedules can be found from City of Derry Airport and information on transport and journey time (little more than an hour’s bus travel at most) from Airporter. Visitors interested in a gentle tour of the regions’s visual attractions can find details at Exploring Derry.
Visitors to Derry should not lose out on seeing tourist attractions in neighbouring counties in the North West, especially as it is a small province that is easily covered at leisure by car or Foyle Ferry in 2-3 days. The main towns in Londonderry include Londonderry, Coleraine, Limavady, Dungiven, Maghera and Magherafelt. How these towns looked in the early part of the twentieth century can be seen in Early Towns and Villages. The famous ‘Walls of Derry’, Dungiven Old Priory and the beautiful beaches from Portstewart to Benone are among the places of interest to the visitor to Derry. Other attractions include:
The close historical and commercial association between Derry and the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal continues to this day. This is evident even today in that the local news coverage for the Inishowen peninsula, which includes the market town of Letterkenny, is the Derry Journal. For this reason, visitors to Derry should include the Inishowen Peninsula of Donegal in their travels and can get more information from: