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Blissful Autumn Breaks

Escape this Autumn and discover the UK City of Culture 2013 as it continues to thrill!

This culture hub is teeming with chilled-out locations, city hideaways and phenomenal  must-see events. If art is the way to your heart, don’t miss the Turner Prize in Ebrington. For the first time  ever this prestigious award will be held outside of England. There’s also the acclaimed City of Derry International Choral Festival for beautiful sounds and Lumiere for beautiful sights – a spectacular festival of light transforming the Walled City. Or, why not catch the Banks of the Foyle Hallowe’en Carnival? Gather your friends and costumes for the biggest Hallowe’en party in Europe - five days of spooky fun.

It’s easy to get here and great value to stay so, why not treat yourself!

Not to be missed events:

Big Tickle Comedy Festival
6–26 Sept, Citywide

Cut the Transmission Festival
28 Sept, Ebrington

Children’s Literature Festival
1–5 Oct, Waterside Theatre & Arts Centre

Turner Prize 2013
23 Oct–5 Jan, Ebrington

City of Derry International Choral Festival
24-27 Oct, Citywide


Banks of the Foyle Hallowe’en Carnival
29 Oct–2 Nov, Citywide

Teenage Kicks: A Punk Musical
1–9 Nov, Millennium Forum

Foyle Film Festival
20–24 Nov, Citywide

28 Nov–1 Dec, Citywide

Great Accommodation Offers


The Belfray Country Inn


Tower Hotel


Da Vinci's Hotel


Everglades Hotel


Waterfoot Hotel


Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel


Beech Hill Country House Hotel


City Hotel - 4*
2 Nights B&B plus dinner, wine and Walled City Tour

+ Price based on two people sharing. 1 night B&B


Places To Visit

St Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry/Derry

Dominating the skyline on all approaches to the city of Londonderry is Saint Columb's Cathedral, which has stood on its prominent site inside the famous walls of Derry since 1633. Dedicated to the name of Saint Columba (Columb)

The Guildhall, Londonderry/Derry

Fashioned in neo-gothic style, the Guildhall is one of the most striking buildings in the North West and was originally built in 1887. The building now boasts a multifaceted tourism experience providing a central hub for visitors exploring the city

17th Century City Walls, Londonderry/Derry

Londonderry/Derry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and is one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. A walk around the walls reveals a city crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene.

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