Derry City, Northern Ireland
Derry (L’Derry or Londonderry) is a city shaped by its rich history and is only a short drive from Frewin House and Ramelton. Derry was the Euorpean City of Culture for 2013 and a wide range of events took place during the year. Derry City has some interesting and historic places worth noting:
The city is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples in Europe. These famous walls which date back to the early part of the seventeenth century have withstood several sieges, the most celebrated lasting 105 days. There are fine views from the top of the walls which encircle the old city, a circuit of one mile. Open to the public from dawn to dusk with daily walking tours available all year round.
This neo-gothic style building houses some of the finest examples of stained glass windows in Ireland and is the civic and cultural centre for the people of the city. Guided tours available during the summer.
Tel: 00 44 (0) 28 71377335
ST. COLUMB’S CATHEDRAL
St. Columb’s Cathedral is the most historic building in the city. The Chapter House Museum has many interesting items from the siege of 1689 and new information panels tell the history of the Cathedral and some of the personalities associated with it. Open all year.
Tel: 00 44 (28) 71267313
Within a 30 minute drive of Derry City is Frewin Country House Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Located in the historic town of Ramelton, close to Letterkenny, it is the ideal place to stay for easy access to all that County Donegal has to offer. Formally a Rectory, Frewin Country House romantic B & B is located in a mature wooded garden and offers its guests a warm welcome in an atmosphere of comfort, relaxation and a glimmer of a bygone time. It also has a self catering holiday cottage tucked away in the grounds.