The local area around Groarty House/Manor Bed and Breakfast is a great place to check out and explore, and there is plenty to do no matter what time of the year it is!
If you stay in our Bed and Breakfast, you are on the doorstep of Ireland’s only completely intact historic Walled City, the Derry Girls, award-winning museums and some of the greatest outdoor festivals in the world!
With world-class visitor experiences and a cosmopolitan vibe all year round, there’s so much to do in our compact, walkable city and even more reason to stay for longer.
Did you know, that we’re the perfect hub for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coastal Route. If you have not got this on your list of places to visit yet it`s a good time to do so!
Grianán of Aileach
The Grianán of Aileach is a group of historic monuments in County Donegal, built on the hill of Grianán which is 244 metres high. Most historians have identified the site as being the great ’royal fort‘ of Aileach.
The main monument is that of an Iron Age stone fortress. It is accepted to be the seat of the Kingdom of Aileach. The Grianán was a historical centre of culture and politics during the rule of early Irish chieftains (c. 800 B.C.E.-1200 C.E.).
Free Derry Corner
Free Derry was a self-declared nationalist area of Derry, between 1969 and 1972. Its name was taken from a sign painted on a gable wall in the Bogside in January 1969 which read, “You are now entering Free Derry”.
The area, which included the Bogside and Creggan neighbourhoods, was secured by community activists following an incursion into the Bogside by members of the police force.
Carrick-a-rede means ‘rock in the road’.
It is thought salmon fishermen have been erecting bridges to the island for over 350 years. In the 1970s it featured only a single handrail and large gaps between the slats.
A version of the bridge, tested up to ten tonnes, was built with the help of local climbers and abseilers in 2006 and now offers visitors and fishermen alike a much safer passage to the island.