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Car Hire Londonderry Guide

Derry, also known as Londonderry, is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and is packed with history, culture, and nearby attractions. Driving in Derry and exploring the surroundings with a hire car can be a rewarding experience.

Driving in Derry:

  1. Driving Side: As with the rest of the UK, you'll be driving on the left-hand side of the road.

  2. Speed Limits: Residential areas typically have limits of 30 mph (48 km/h), while single carriageways outside built-up areas often have limits of 60 mph (96 km/h). Dual carriageways and motorways may have limits of up to 70 mph (112 km/h).

  3. Parking: Derry city center has various public parking facilities. Always check signs for payment requirements and any restrictions.

  4. Roundabouts: Derry, like many UK cities, has its share of roundabouts. Ensure you know how to navigate them correctly, giving way to traffic from the right.

  5. Weather: Northern Ireland can be rainy and misty, especially during the winter months. Be sure to adjust your driving to the conditions.

Places to Visit:

  1. City Walls: Derry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland. Take a stroll along the walls for fantastic views and to learn about the city's rich history.

  2. The Peace Bridge: This pedestrian bridge spans the River Foyle and connects the two sides of the city.

  3. The Tower Museum: Located within the city walls, this museum offers insight into Derry's history.

Exploring Outside of Derry with a Hire Car:

  1. Giant's Causeway: One of Northern Ireland's most famous natural attractions, this UNESCO World Heritage site is about an hour's drive from Derry.

  2. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: Less than an hour's drive, this bridge offers stunning coastal views and is near the Giant's Causeway, making it easy to visit both in one day.

  3. Mussenden Temple: Located near Castlerock, about a 30-minute drive from Derry, this temple sits dramatically on a cliff edge.

  4. Benone Beach: A beautiful seven-mile stretch of golden sand, about a 40-minute drive from Derry.

  5. Grianan of Aileach: An ancient ring fort situated on a hilltop in County Donegal, offering panoramic views. It's about a 20-minute drive from Derry, but remember that this will take you into the Republic of Ireland, so ensure your hire car insurance covers cross-border travel.

  6. Donegal: This county in the Republic of Ireland boasts rugged coastlines, beautiful beaches, and the scenic Donegal Highlands. It's about a 30-minute drive to the border from Derry.


  • Cross-border Travel: If you plan to travel into the Republic of Ireland (for instance, to County Donegal), check with your car hire company about any restrictions or additional insurance needs.

  • Fuel Stations: Petrol stations are abundant in and around Derry, but if you're traveling to more remote areas, it's a good idea to keep your tank topped up.

Driving in Derry and the surrounding regions offers a mix of urban, coastal, and countryside experiences. Whether you're exploring the historic walls of Derry or the breathtaking Causeway Coast, there's no shortage of sights to see. Safe travels!

Current Rental Rates in Derry

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.79 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 180.58 EUR from 20/04/2020

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  Manual |

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.57 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 200.01 EUR from 20/04/2020

  3 |
  Manual |

BMW 1 Series

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.21 EUR/day
BMW 1 Series

7 Days rental at 232.47 EUR from 20/04/2020

  3 |
  Manual |

Useful to know about Derry

  • In 1613 King James I granted Derry its city charter.
  • Derry is also known as Londonderry.
  • Derry became the first United Kingdom City of Culture in 2013.
  • Derry has been closely linked with County Donegal for many centuries.
  • Derry’s nickname is the Maiden City.


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