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Welcome to the Discover Faughan Valley Tourism website.

The stunning Faughan Valley is less than ten minutes from the historic walled City of Derry~Londonderry and boasts a wealth of beautiful landscape, recreational activities and ancient monuments to captivate any visitor.
With first class accommodation, a plethora of recreational activities and trails showcasing an abundance of natural wonders and ancient gems, the Faughan Valley is the North West's best kept secret.

Nestled in the Faughan Valley you will find a choice of top hotels, a range of four and five star self-catering cottages and apartments, as well as B&B retreats that offer an ideal base from which to explore Derry’s rural hinterland.
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This rich and diverse landscape contains some of Ireland's oldest forests and preserved habitats, such as the protected Oak and Ness Woods, areas which offer magical waterfalls, ponds and wildflower meadows...

The region offers something for all ages and tastes. From its range of natural woodland habitats and prehistoric monuments, bustling Plantation towns, stately homes and gardens, to its offering of adrenalin fuelled activities.
With a vast array of 'Things to Do' and 'Places to Stay' in Rural Derry, the area offers the ideal location to combine a quiet rural break on the banks of the Faughan right yet on the doorstep of the fabulous Walled City.

Useful Links

Derry Visitor & Convention Bureau   www.derryvisitor.com
Northern Ireland Tourist Board    www.nitb.com
Tourism Ireland     www.tourismireland.com
Sperrins Tourism     www.sperrinstourism.com
Rural Area Partnership in Derry   www.rapidni.com
ARC North West Rural Development Programme  www.arcnorthwest.com
Woodland Trust     www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
Forest Service     www.forestserviceni.gov.uk
Country Access & Activity Network      www.countrysiderecreation.com
 - www.walkni.com
 - www.cycleni.com
 - www.canoeni.com
Northern Ireland Environmental Agency  www.ni-environment.gov.uk
City of Culture Derry - Londonderry 2012  www.cityofculture2013.com
Ilex Urban Regeneration for Derry - Londonderry   www.ilex-urc.com

This project is managed by Derry City Council with the Derry Visitor & Convention Bureau and is part funded by ARC North West through the Rural Development Programme.

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