As one of the six counties, County Derry, Northern Ireland (also well known as County Londonderry), is located in the north of Northern Ireland. Around two hundred forty thousand people populate the area with two industrial centres in Derry and Coleraine. Derry, officially Londonderry, is the biggest and most important town in the county, with about eighty-five thousand inhabitants. It has several points of interest for tourists such as the old centre with its historic city walls, which were built in the seventeenth century.
Another major attraction of the county is the nature. The rough and pristine landscapes as well as old ruins surrounded by almost untouched nature are perfect for travelers who love to take pictures and look for relaxation. The climate in the County Derry is wet, mild, and lacks temperature extremes. Even during the summer, daily maximum temperatures rarely hit twenty degrees. You can expect rain showers and wind all year round. The most pleasant climate to explore the area is between May and September, when the daily maximum temperatures are over fourteen degrees.
Looking for a place to stay, there are several County Derry, Northern Ireland hostels available in the biggest and busiest town Derry, which has also the best nightlife in the county. There are plenty of options for restaurants and pubs in the centre. It's up to you if you prefer the local cuisine or international dishes, but you will find them all. If you are on a road trip, you can check out other hostels in the beautiful countryside or along the coastline such as Castlerock and Limavady. In this way, you get an impression what real rural Northern Ireland feels like. Alternatively, the town of Coleraine, with more than twenty-four thousand inhabitants, has some places of interest and budget accommodations such as County Derry, Northern Ireland hostels to offer. As most tourist areas, the summer months are quite busy, so booking ahead helps a lot. Nevertheless, spontaneous and flexible people with a car are likely to find some spare beds in the hostels in County Derry, Northern Ireland.
As a tourist, check out Derry, with its historic Bloody Sunday Monument, the appealing Guildhall, the old town centre, and the famous city walls. They are the only intact city walls in Ireland including the original gates and canons. Nature enthusiasts have to explore the Causeway Coastal Route with the natural beaches at Benone and Downhill. They became famous thanks to the TV series "Game of Thrones," which was filmed there. Do not miss the beautiful Mussenden Temple near Castlerock that is located up on a cliff edge with a marvelous view on the ocean. The circular temple, together with the nearby ruins of the Downhill Demesne, is part of the National Trust.
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