The Derry Walls

Getting to Rose Park House B&B

Rose Park House B&B is situated five minutes from the centre of Derry – Londonderry and a five minute drive from the border with Donegal and the Inishowen Peninsula.

Derry – Londonderry is a walled city founded in the 6th century. The walls dating from the 17th century are 1 mile in circumference and are still intact. These walls were never penetrated during the ‘Siege of Derry’ in 1689 which lasted 105 days. After this the city earned the nickname the ‘Maiden City’. Admission to the walls is free. Dominating the skyline on all approaches to the city is Saint Columb’s Cathedral.


  • Rose Park House B&B
    • 53 Rosemount Avenue
    • DerryNorthern Ireland BT48 0HL
  • +44 (0)28 71285962


Getting Here

Northern Ireland has three main airports: City of Derry Airport, Belfast International Airport and George Best City Airport. You can fly here in less than an hour with flights from most big UK cities, including: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, East Midland, Bristol, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. There are also direct flights from over twenty European cities and a number of North American locations. Local firm Airporter provide a direct link bus service to and from all three Northern Ireland airports to Derry.

Travelling to Derry by car takes around one and a half hours from Belfast and around three hours from Dublin. Getting to Derry is easy with a half hourly Goldline 212 coach service from Belfast Europa Bus Centre. For travel from Dublin, the Goldline 274/Bus Eireann 33 coach service operates daily to Derry. Ulsterbus Foyle provides regular city services, whilst regional Ulsterbus services operate from towns such as Omagh, Strabane, Coleraine. Enjoy spectacular views on ‘One of the World’s Great Railway Journeys’ between Coleraine and Derry. Download this handy leaflet to help you with your journey. Regular train services are available from Belfast. Visit the Translink website for timetables or call 028 90 66 66 30.

Northern Ireland is easily accessed by sea with crossings from both Scotland and England. Travel by state of the art superfast ferries with journey times from just 2 hours 15 minutes. Operators and travel times vary. Please check out Stena Line, P&O Irish Sea and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for travel options. Stena Line operate services to Dublin from Holyhead and Irish Ferries offers up to 12 daily crossings from Holyhead to Dublin.