Peace Bridge

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Enjoy the inclusive atmosphere that helps to bring together opposing communities on the modern bridge symbolizing the shaking of hands.

The Peace Bridge is a stylish structure that curls across the River Foyle. Constructed in 2011, it is a bright and innovative addition to the Derry cityscape. Learn about its emblematic meaning as a peaceful channel between the nationalists and unionists who have fought for centuries.

Cycle or walk across the length of the 771-foot (235-meter) bridge. Stop in the center and take photos of the city’s attractions that appear to hover over the river. Enjoy the picturesque views of the water sparkling in the sunshine. The western portion of the bridge leads to the central part of Derry, while the eastern banks of the river are somewhat rural with pleasant green fields.

Find out about how the bridge acts as a tie between two traditionally opposed factions. The eastern Waterside zone has long been considered unionist, while the Cityside is nationalist.

See the graceful structure at night, when rows of white lights illuminate the top half and purple lights create a stylish glow on its underside. Note the tall white arms that rise and slant toward one another. They symbolize the unification of the two communities.

Relax on one of the seats dotted along the bridge and watch people and boats go by. Gaze at the water and meditate on the complex history of the unionists and nationalists during the Troubles of the late 1900s. Chat with locals about their culture and proud history. The profound meaning behind the structure generates a peaceful and poignant ambiance.

Access the bridge, which is open for cyclists and walkers at all times, for free. The European Regional Development Fund for Peace contributed about $21 million to make this structure and bridge the political and physical gap between the two sides of Derry.

The Peace Bridge runs across the River Foyle at Derry’s core. Its western entrance is next to many of the city’s main attractions, such as Guildhall, the Tower Museum and St. Columb’s Cathedral. Walk north for 5 minutes from Londonderry Railway Station to reach the bridge.

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Maldron Hotel Derry
Maldron Hotel Derry
4 out of 5
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Shipquay Boutique Hotel
Shipquay Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
17 Shipquay Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 6DJ
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Bishop's Gate Hotel
Bishop's Gate Hotel
5 out of 5
24 Bishop Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 6PP
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Serendipity House
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3.5 out of 5
26 Marlborough Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 9AY
Shipquay Boutique Hotel
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4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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City Hotel Derry
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4 out of 5
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Holiday Inn Express Derry - Londonderry, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
31 Strand Road, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 7BL
Da Vinci's Hotel Derry
Da Vinci's Hotel Derry
4 out of 5
15 Culmore Road, Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 8JB
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3.5 out of 5
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