Discover Car Rental in Derry
Book a car hire with DriveAway and enjoy the ease and endless choices you will gain. Derry is a city which will charm you with its intriguing olden times and the wonderful attractions. Derry is one of the longest inhabited places in Ireland dating back to 546 AD. Derry is blessed with an amazing landscape with dramatic natural scenes and lush forests.
A hire car gives you the freedom to travel wherever you like. Derry has many surrounding towns which can be easily accessed in your hire car. Cruise northwest along the coastal drive to the seaside towns of Portstewart or the wonderful beach town of Castlerock. For those looking for a hike you can drive over to the Sperrin Mountains. If you’re driving from Belfast go for a scenic drive in your hire car on the M2 which passes along the Antrim Coast and the Giant’s Causeway.
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Derry is a wonderful town which is easy to travel in a hire car. You can collect your car at the Derry airport located just 10 kilometres from the city centre. Or you can collect your car from Belfast International Airport which is just an hour’s drive from Derry.
The walls of Derry city allows you to be in the presence important Irish history which dates back to the earliest times. This intriguing experience allows you to walk along the walls offering spectacular views and a chance to chat to the locals along the way. These walls stand 26 metres tall and it sure would have been nice if these walls could talk, as it withstood numerous sieges, and many historical events.
For a full overview of Ireland’s history head over to the Tower Museum, this is an award winning attraction in Derry. The Tower Museum was built originally for the local Gaelic chief, located in the famous city walls. It shows the colourful and dramatic history of the city. This museum tells a thousand tales of historical importance but also hosts many exhibits. This museum takes you into the world of when Derry was first born into the earliest prehistoric times.
Saint Augustine’s Church is definitely worth a visit, this charming structure has over 1500 years of ancient heritage and is the oldest building in the city. A lot of the original construction is still standing proudly. Take advantages of the freedom a car hire can offer. There are many day trips including, travelling to County Donegal, the famous Giants Causeway, Volcanoes and much more.
Each Year Derry is the party venue for the Jazz and Big Band Festival which attracts thousands of visitors annually. This is a celebration of talented musicians performing their stuff with a blend of classic and contemporary jazz, rhythm and blues, swing and more. It will be celebrated from the 30th April till the 3rd of May.
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Derry - Belfast||111||1.25|
|Derry - Ballymena||82||1|
|Derry - Newry||132||2|
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