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Address: Guildhall Shipquay Place, Derry BT48 6DQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 7137 6510
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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The historic Guildhall is one of Derry's most recognisable landmarks,...

The historic Guildhall is one of Derry's most recognisable landmarks, located in the heart of the city since 1890.

The Guildhall is a must see visitor attraction with over 20 magnificent stained glass windows representing the history of the city and the Plantation of Ulster exhibition .

The newly refurbished and award winning Guildhall provides a unique and state of the art venue for events.

The main hall has a capacity of up to 600 standing or 400 seated and provides a stunning backdrop for corporate hire, conferences, events and civil ceremonies.

The Whittaker Suite can accommodate up to 60 and is the perfect space for business meetings, functions and civil ceremonies.

All spaces are equipped with state of the art technology for sound, audio and lighting.

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Fabulous building.

Definitely worth taking half an hour out of your stay to wander around. The building is very impressive both viewed from the City walls and inside. The stained glass windows and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
TaraNewtownards
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County Down
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth taking half an hour out of your stay to wander around. The building is very impressive both viewed from the City walls and inside. The stained glass windows and staircase are particularly impressive and the staff informative and very friendly. Well worth a visit.

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a visit into the Guildhall after passing by so many times. I was blown away by the beauty of the stain glass. It free to go in and have a look round. I was the only person wandering round and therefore had plenty of time and space to gaze at the stain glass windows and have a look at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take 90 minutes out of your day and visit here, the stained glass in this building is just so pretty and plentiful. The organ is also awesome. The Parliament sitting room is also good to see in the same building.

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Thank Kevin R
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited to see this iconic building that I had often seen on the news and was so easy recognisable. It has been so much part of the history of derry during sad times and happy times.president Clinton and Hillary stood in front of it during the peace agreement. There were sciences during the bloody Sunday campaign and of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice building with free access hosting temporary exhibitions and some permanent items in walking distance from the city centre.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry on the ground floor it has a small tourist information and an exhibition on the Plantation of Derry~Londonderry. On the second floor is the council chambers and the great hall with the magnificent organ (the floor does vibrate when it's played!).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building with so much History attached in the square where a lot of events take place.. Close to all

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty to see here and lots of interesting history and interpretive information. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in Derry. Beautiful piece of history. Just across from the Derry city wall. Beautiful views from atop the wall and great for cameras.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building both inside and out. stand back and marvel at the architecture - as it climbs it's way into the sky - you are free to look around indoors with certain areas restricted - but again a beautiful building.

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