Ten minutes from the City lies the stunning Faughan Valley with a wealth of woodlands, river valleys and ancient monuments to explore. Derry~Londonderry is fast gathering a reputation as a world-class destination and a city that offers something for everyone, from the bright lights of the centre to the natural delights of its rural hinterland. 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 both urban and rural Derry.
The 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 adrenaline fuelled activities. With first class accommodation, a plethora of activities and new trails showcasing an abundance of natural wonders and ancient gems, the region is the North West’s best kept secret.