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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
“Only a 13 Min Drive away. Great for Cycling/ Wallking/ Castle Tour/ Gardens”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Quite a drive away but definetly worth it. They're one of Europes highest Marine Cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.”
  • 59 locals recommend
“Derry, also known as Londonderry, is a city on the River Foyle in Northern Ireland. It’s known for the intact 17th-century Derry’s Walls with 7 gates. Within the walls, spired St. Columb’s Cathedral displays artefacts from the 1688–9 Siege of Derry. Near the Peace Bridge, the Tower Museum has city views and historical exhibits. Huge stained-glass windows adorn the neo-Gothic red sandstone Guildhall.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“One of our favourite spots for walking and hiking and bring the dogs. Bit of a trek to get to (In the middle of Donegal), but even the journey there is beautiful and well worth it alone. Great for all types of weather with appropriate attire.”
  • 29 locals recommend
“Immerse yourself in the story of Irish Immigration and the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to log cabins of the American frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share. Visit -”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Tower Museum is a must see visitor attraction. Permanent exhibitions at the museum include the Story of Derry and An Armada Shipwreck - La Trinidad Valencera. The museum also boasts the only open air viewing facility in the heart of the city centre with stunning panoramic views of the city and River Foyle. Temporary exhibitions are also displayed throughout the year.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful walk-bridge which joins city quayside to ebringron square, waterside.”
  • 10 locals recommend
“Open to the public and guided tours available. Stunning views from the top of the tower. Lots of history attached to here.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“A fabulous mini museum with lovely staff, stunning scenery, great shopping and decent lunch options”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Foyleside Shopping centre has a large food court, Mc Donalds and plenty of Highstreet brands like H&M, Topshop, River Island, Next and Easons. It connected to Debenhams and has 2 multi-storey carparks.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“View into 3 different counties from this hilltop location. Amazing views of both lough Swilly and Foyle. Site of ancient hilltop stone ringfort. Not to be missed”
  • 11 locals recommend
“Fabulous little castle in the middle of Donegal Town -- now open 7 days a week!”
  • 12 locals recommend
“Great food at a great price. pizza/pasta/bar food on offer. 15 minute drive from house”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Half price Ruby Tuesday cinema tickets. Great spot for some good simple food and seeing a movie”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Love this spot, great food and great live music too. Beach and playground nearby to blow away the cobwebs.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Wonderful beaches, walking trails.... Costs E5 to park in the park itself, or park for free at Ards Friary and walk into the park.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“A little bit of France in the heart of Donegal. Excellent food and a welcoming / relaxing vibe in such a quaint setting.”
  • 4 locals recommend
“Award-winning Gastropub popular with locals and tourists. Family run for generations and offering a very warm welcome”
  • 16 locals recommend
“This place not only serves up their own craft beers but they also have a fantastic menu, with great views over the Peace Bridge. You may need reservations, so get in touch with them if you'd like to go!”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Nancy's Barn was the winner of the world champion seafood chowder competition, If you are in the area this is one place you have to try. If you are not big into fish, I recommend the Glashedy Stacker.”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Only half hour drive to gain a wonderful food experience you will want to repeat. You will love the tiny tarts that came out to tease you when waiting for your starters and the warm breads and soft butter are irresistable. The set dishes were so beautifully presented you will want to photograph them. I won't go on and I just ask that you don't miss out on delicous food! Make sure to book!”
  • 10 locals recommend
“A bit of the beaten track but worth a visit. There is a lovely welcoming fire to sit around and enjoy a glass of Guinness after a brisk walk.”
  • 9 locals recommend
“The Tap Room is the culmination of this thinking, with three local businesses – Kinnegar Brewing, Sacarpello & Co and Rathmullan house, working in unison to provide a memorable dining experience. The focus here is on real stone baked pizzas courtesy of Scarpello & Co. from the outdoor wood fired pizza oven, plus a selection of Irish craft beers on tap from Kinnegar Brewery.”
  • 10 locals recommend
“Very popular Bar & Restaurant located up on a cliff-top with breath-taking views of Rossnowlagh Beach and Donegal Bay. And fantastic seafood! ”
  • 12 locals recommend

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