Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

An inviting bed and breakfast in the heart of Derry.

We reached the picturesque town of Derry in Northern Ireland during the afternoon “rush hour”, meaning that there were a few extra cars ambling about the roundabouts. Unsure of where to park our car, Ashley and I maneuvered down some narrow side streets to get out of the traffic. I called our accommodation, Bridge Bed & Breakfast, for some parking advice.

A friendly voice answered the telephone. “Welcome, girls! Keith will help you.”

Within moments, a man seemingly appeared out of nowhere by our car, parked blocks away from the hotel. He introduced himself as Keith, the general manager of Bridge B&B.

“How did you know where to find us?” I was perplexed. We were down the road and didn’t even mention where we were parked (I actually didn’t have a clue myself).

Keith may have noticed two confused girls circling around that traffic circle in front of Bridge B&B, although I’d like to think that he just knows his own town that well.

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

WELCOME TO BRIDGE B&B

If you’re thinking about where to stay in Derry, you won’t find a better spot than Bridge Bed and Breakfast. Not only were we warmly greeted by Keith (who kindly hopped in the car with us and helped us find a nearby parking space!), but the accommodation is owned by a local family. Liam and Ursula, along with their daughter, Lena, made our stay comfortable and memorable. In fact, they truly went above and beyond to make sure that Bridge B&B felt like a second home.

 

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry
The view from our window.

OUR ROOM

Ashley (my travel blogging travel companion) and I stayed in the largest room at Bridge B&B, a massive room with three beds. There was a couch, a desk, a seating area by the window, and a little shelf with tea cups and a kettle. You might also be able to do a few somersaults across the room, if that’s your style.

Our room had a private en suite bathroom with a shower.

Knowing that we both follow a vegan diet (and might be hungry), they bought some vegan cake from the local Derry restaurant, St. Jude Eatery. This wonderful surprise was waiting in our room for us upon our arrival. Thank you also to Checkpoint Charlie in Derry for the souvenirs.

There are several different rooms for all types of travellers, including solo wanderers, families, couples, friends, and those requiring accessible rooms.

All stays include free Wi-Fi and a complimentary breakfast. More on the breakfast soon, as that was certainly a highlight of our stay.

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

LOCATION

There’s really no way to improve on the location. Bridge B&B is right in the middle of town, and we were able to walk everywhere. We walked the fortified walls, all around town, visited the murals, and even across the bridge to a restaurant. Even though Derry is a very walkable city, the prime location of Bridge B&B made it even easier to explore by foot.

Thankfully, we had a local to show us around town – Keith, of Bridge B&B. Keith guided us around the walls and shared stories about the past and present of Derry. Walking around with a local is the best way to learn about a new and unfamiliar place. I really appreciated the details that I’d never grasp from simply reading plaques or gazing across a landscape.

I recommend waking up bright and early in the morning. You’ll have the whole place to yourself, and if you’re lucky, you might be able to witness a spectacular sunrise like we did.

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

VEGAN BREAKFAST

While Ursula doesn’t typically have a lot of vegan guests, she went above and beyond to ensure that we enjoyed our dining experience. Ursula prepared a traditional Irish breakfast using entirely plant-based ingredients. We had vegan bacon, a tofu scramble, baked beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, porridge with fruit, and bread. Everything was very delicious.

We thoroughly loved that Ursula put so much effort into providing this authentic Irish breakfast experience while working with our dietary restrictions.

If you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet, have any food allergies, or follow any other kind of diet, please don’t hesitate to inquire in advance as I’m sure Bridge Bed and Breakfast will be able to cater to your needs.

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

Where to Stay in Derry: Bridge B&B Derry

WHERE TO STAY IN DERRY

Without a doubt, I highly recommend that you stay at Bridge Bed and Breakfast in Derry, Northern Ireland. This charming town is a must see during your road trip of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Trust me, you’ll feel right at home at Bridge B&B. From the moment before we even officially arrived, Ashley and I were very impressed with the hospitality we received. The room was spacious, yet cozy. The breakfast was hearty and yummy, and was the perfect start to our day. And the location of this accommodation could not get any better.

To gain even more insight about Bridge B&B, please check out the reviews of even more trusted travellers.

To view even more photos of Derry, please check out my travel photo album.

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11 Responses

  1. stansted airport taxi
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    very delicious food to eat .

  2. Danijela
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    This sounds lovely. Great location – in the center of the town, the view from your window says it all! 🙂
    How nice that they have helped you with the parking spot and welcomed you with vegan cake. Those little details always win you over, right! Love how spacious the room was, it looks clean and cozy.
    Nice, thanks, it sure is a place to consider!

  3. Melanie
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    That B&B looks so charming. And I love that they prepared a vegan breakfast for you girls. That’s so sweet! I have to say, I loved all B&B I stayed at in Ireland. I hope to go back one day, I enjoyed Ireleand so much.

  4. Anna
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    Love staying in B&Bs! They are always so charming and on point. Thanks for this recommendation. P.S. that sunset photo looks INSANE! The sky looks like it’s burning!

  5. Silke
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    What a wonderful place! Looks like Bridge B&B is exactly what you would want from a B&B accommodation – friendly, personal, helpful, flexible, knowledgeable. Not to forget, it’s very central too, so you easily explore Derry. I will definitely take note of this B&B if I ever find my way down there since it looks I would be in very good hands with Keith and Ursula.

  6. Cathy
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    aw. Beautiful hospitable people. One thing to love a particular accommodation is the people who wholeheartedly welcome you. I love the part that they did give you something like the vegan cake from the bakery. Not all owners or staff can do that to their guests. It certainly did make you feel at home. And If I were there as well, I wouldn’t miss that stunning view in the sky! Picturesque indeed!

  7. Kirstie
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    Seems like a lovely accommodation! Thank you for this. For me, location is the number one consideration… oh and comfy beds!

  8. Jennifer
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    Sounds like the highlight was definitely the customer service you received at the B&B. That’s so nice that they took you on a tour and were super accommodating to your vegan diet. And location is always one of the most important factors for me when I choose a hotel. I want to be right in the heart of things.

  9. Samantha Sparrow
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    This is so timely as I’m planning a trip to Derry next year and was looking in to good accommodation. I do think this stands out! I love all the coloured buildings, and it sounds like this is a perfectly located B+B – just sign me up for my full Irish brekkie!

  10. Paige
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    Haha! I love tour first story! I would totally be you, circling the property looking for my destination over and over. This place looks absolutely lovely. That vegan breakfast is amazing considering she said she doesn’t get many vegan guests! I love places that accommodate us travelers. Great to know!

  11. Meg J
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    Bridge B&B sounds great, I love how clean and comfortable the property is, but also the personalised experience. Keith sounds wonderful, and how nice that they offer to guide you around. That sunset is so beautiful – definitely a reason to wake up early.

    It’s nice to hear that they made the effort to accommodate your diet too – it really sounds like the service is above and beyond. Will stay here when we visit Derry for sure!

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