Often described as ‘Ireland in miniature’, the Inishowen Peninsula is a land where scenic bays, rugged heather-clad hills and breathtaking coastal vistas provide a stunning backdrop to this day tour.

Derry – Grianán Aileach

The mysterious ancient fortress known as Grianán of Aileach may be just six miles from the historic walled city of Derry but it feels like another world. Built entirely of stone with outer walls sixteen foot high, Grianán of Aileach sits atop a prominent hill with bird’s eye, panoramic views over counties Derry, Donegal, and Tyrone. Gazing north, much of Inishowen and Lough Swilly can be clearly seen on a fine day. This Iron Age hillfort is steeped in legends and folklore, which your guide will share with you from inside its ancient walls.

Grianán Aileach – Fort Dunree

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, the guns of Fort Dunree still point out over Lough Swilly revealing its historic function as an important British naval base dating from 1798 until 1938. Located on a spectacular stretch of rocky coastline, Fort Dunree holds a small military museum, wildlife interpretative centre, and a very scenic coffee shop. Fort Dunree’s collection of naval guns is one of the most impressive in Europe, with plenty fun opportunities for selfies or action photos!

Nancy’s Barn – Ballyliffin

Nancy’s Barn is a quirky restaurant/bistro situated in the beautiful seaside village of Ballyliffin. This authentic 19th century barn offers a unique place to stop for lunch and a friendly chat with locals.

Doagh Famine Village & Visitor Centre

Doagh Famine Village tells the story of Irish life from the Great Famine of the 1840s right up until the present day. The compelling guided tour reveals how resourceful families and communities have survived on the edge in Inishowen, generation after generation. A combination of informative storytelling and life-size exhibits provides an informative, thought-provoking and at times humorous look at Irish life. Popular attractions include original thatched Inishowen cottages and a traditional Irish Wake House.

Doagh Famine Village to Derry City

Your late afternoon return journey to Derry/Londonderry is a real sightseeing treat. The route will take you through the heart of Inishowen and the enchanting valley of Glentogher. Sweeping views of Lough Foyle then await as your bus descends onto the coast road and back into the city of Derry.

Due to the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, our tours may be changed on a daily basis. Please contact us (028 7151 1690) for updates on the tour.

There can be times when we will need to walk to specific attractions. Please come dressed appropriately for the season but keep in mind, the weather in Northern Ireland can be cold at any time of the year.

  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A print out of your boarding ticket/voucher
  • Discounts for some events and attractions
  • Admission fees into attractions
  • Lunch at Nancy’s Barn
  • Online tickets are valid for up to 1 year after purchase

Cancellation policy

  • Free cancellation of booking up to 72 hours before departure date, no admin fee imposed.
  • Free change of date up to 12 hours before departure date, no admin fee imposed. Change of date can be within 1 year of purchase.
  • Anything cancelled within 12 hours will not be refunded.
  • Cancellation of some attractions may not be accepted. These are set forth by the attractions themselves and not City Sightseeing Derry.
  • You can present the voucher either through print out or on your device (i.e mobile, tablet)

Grianán of Aileach

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7 Abercorn Place, Derry-Londonderry

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Office: +44 77 1617 6026

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