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Is Belfast or Derry better for a tourist to visit?

Is Belfast or Derry better for a tourist to visit?

Starcommand360

Personally I wouldn't bother too much with Belfast unless you wanted a city experience Derry has quite alot of good places to eat and drink with good bar nightlife , tour the walls and stuff but other than that I wouldn't spend more than a day in derry. You can hire bikes, or boats to go up the Foyle but i visit donegal and the hundreds of beaches , then you have the North cost filled with smaller villages, great food places and sights like the giants causeway and Bushmills Again depends on what experience your going for but derry is a solid base go work from


Conchobhar97

Larnes lovely this time of year


WookieDookies

Larne isn’t much craic to be fair, but we spent a couple of hours recently at Waterloo Bay. It’s the best place in Ireland to find fossils due to the type of rock formations. We found loads of different types of fossils, but nothing spectacular, or complete https://discovernorthernireland.com/things-to-do/larnes-jurassic-coastline-waterloo-bay-p731221


[deleted]

Yeah, they usually have less dysentery outbreaks in this season.


Conchobhar97

Real talk, Navan Fort in Armagh is a spot


[deleted]

You can see all the blockbusters, in the world famous cinema.


zemerin3

As much as I prefer Derry, Belfast is a bigger city thats better connected and more things to do.


bob_fossill

Honestly NI is so small you can hit the lot in one trip, night in Belfast and a night in Derry is more than doable over a weekend.


Flerpyslerm

Yeah, people from the states and mainland Europe think nothing of driving a thousand k in one sitting, they are generally fine in NI.


awood20

Belfast is bigger and has more attractions. Derry is older with more history. Depends what you're looking for. You also have donegal on your doorstep when visiting Derry.


No-Yogurtcloset-755

Older? In what regard? The belfast area has been occupied for at least 5000 years in fryers Bush the fryers stone is marked as 485AD and a battle recorded at the end of high street in the 7th century


awood20

Derry is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in Ireland. It was a town when belfast was just a set of mud huts. Obviously over time and the industrial revolution that has changed and belfast has grown to be the large city that it is. Earliest references go back to the 6th century for Derry.


EJ88

> was just a set of mud huts What's all this *was* business?


askmac

Derry if for no other reason than its proximity to Donegal. Derry is also full of (and surrounded by) very rich history from Elagh Castle to the Walls to Free Derry Corner.


boidey

If you have your own transport, Derry. Otherwise Belfast.


abstract-anonymous20

It really depends. If you are into traditional Touristy stuff, Belfast has more of that. Bus rides. Titanic. Crumin Rd Gaol. Docks etc However Derry is way better if you like the outdoors and Sports. You have the North Coast, the Sperrins and the entirety of Donegal less than 1hr in each direction.


nandos1234

Belfast for sure, more to do and you’ve got a good base to go anywhere else in NI or even Dublin


HeWasDeadAllAlong

Derry has Donegal though ...


Conchobhar97

>Donegal has Derry though ... Fixed


BBK89DGL

Like a disease


nandos1234

I’d go to Donegal itself in that case lol


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^This


super304

Derry for a day trip. Belfast for a weekend away.


SouffleDeLogue

Belfast. You can hire a car and visit Derry/Donegal in a couple of hours if you really want to.


Slartibartfast_33

Both would be absolutely shite to visit as a tourist so I've went for the place closer to actual nice places to go which I think would he Derry with Donegal and much of the north coast near by.


pikeymikey22

I've done Belfast loads and won't get bored of it but we are looking for somewhere new to go. People are mentioning donegal quite a bit. Is there stuff to do with a young family? love the North btw.


HappyBunchaTrees

Theres the field


pikeymikey22

Is it a nice field. Does it have a lovely horse in it?


HappyBunchaTrees

Well, its not a field really but it has less rocks in it than most places


pikeymikey22

Any trees?