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Diamond
Vacation Travel Guide

Inspect the solemn tribute to the fallen from the Great Wars and use this central plaza as a base to explore the city.

The Diamond is a historic plaza that lies in the heart of Derry. Recognizable by its tall war memorial, the square is a popular gathering point among locals and vacationers. Spot the original gates of the city walls, which are all visible from this central part of the city.

Gaze up at the imposing Diamond War Memorial that focuses attention in the center of the square. Sculptor Vernon March designed and built the structure in 1927. Note the figures representing the Army and the Navy. The winged Angel of Victory symbolizes the Royal Air Force. Pay your respects to those who died in World War I and II.

Find out about the Diamond War Memorial Project, a charity that strives to improve relations on both sides of the Northern Ireland conflict. The project has shown that an equal number of Catholics and Protestants died during the Great Wars.

Learn about the history of the square, which has held three former town halls over the centuries. See the Northwest Baptist Church in the northern part of the plaza. Stroll through the Renaissance-style streets of the city, which are full of commercial outlets and designer boutiques. Reach the Derry City Walls and climb to higher ground for a panoramic view of Derry with the Diamond War Memorial rising above the buildings.

Dine at one of the restaurants with a view of the war memorial. Peruse the shops and cafés in this square. Visit the plaza on a weekend evening to see Derry come alive with revelers. Enjoy a few drinks at one of the bars and get to know the locals.

The Diamond marks the center of the city. Explore some of the intriguing attractions that surround it, such as St. Columb’s Cathedral, the Verbal Arts Centre and the Millennium Forum Theatre and Conference Centre. The gates of the city walls are a short journey in any direction from The Diamond.

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Shipquay Boutique Hotel
Shipquay Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
17 Shipquay Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
The price is $129 per night from May 5 to May 6

Situated in Londonderry, this luxury hotel is steps from Walled City, Irish Craft Village, and Diamond. Tower Museum and Guildhall are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (141 reviews)

"In the centre of the city close to all the tourist destinations. Staff very friendly and helpful, pity car parking was so far away."…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

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Maldron Hotel Derry
Maldron Hotel Derry
4 out of 5
Butcher Street, Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
The price is $104 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14

Located in the heart of Londonderry, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Walled City and Diamond. Tower Museum and Guildhall are also within 5 minutes. Londonderry ...

4.2/5Excellent! (712 reviews)

"Nice hotel, very clean and staff helpful"…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

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City Hotel Derry
City Hotel Derry
4 out of 5
Queens Quay, Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
The price is $163 per night from May 3 to May 4

Located in the heart of Londonderry, this hotel is steps from Harbour Museum and Guildhall. Walled City and Tower Museum are also within 5 minutes. Londonderry ...

4.3/5Excellent! (756 reviews)
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"Just opened following another period of lock down and the team working where like a well oiled engine. Everybody knew what they were doing and made us very welcome."…"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

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Shipquay Boutique Hotel
Shipquay Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
17 Shipquay Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
The price is $129 per night from May 5 to May 6
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Maldron Hotel Derry
Maldron Hotel Derry
4 out of 5
Butcher Street, Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
The price is $104 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
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City Hotel Derry
City Hotel Derry
4 out of 5
Queens Quay, Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
The price is $163 per night from May 3 to May 4
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Holiday Inn Express Derry - Londonderry
Holiday Inn Express Derry - Londonderry
3 out of 5
31 Strand Road, \N, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
The price is $100 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
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Bishop's Gate Hotel
Bishop's Gate Hotel
5 out of 5
24 Bishop Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
The price is $154 per night from May 6 to May 7
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Everglades Hotel
Everglades Hotel
4 out of 5
Prehen Road, Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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Hostel Connect
Hostel Connect
2 out of 5
51 Strand Road, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
The price is $65 per night from May 10 to May 11
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The Ship's Key Aparthotel
The Ship's Key Aparthotel
3.5 out of 5
27 Shipquay Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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Number 8 The Townhouse
Number 8 The Townhouse
3.5 out of 5
8 Artillery St, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Number 8 The Townhouse
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