Limavady boasts some of the very best scenery in Northern Ireland - and the accommodation to match it. This pretty market town in the heart of County Londonderry has everything from luxurious five-star hotels in grand mansions, to cosy retreats in the shadows of towering cliffs.
Thanks to its location as one of the stops along Northern Ireland's famous Causeway Coastal Route, Limavady is a popular choice for holidaymakers and is well equipped for tourists as a result. All types of traveller are catered for with a large number of hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts available, or hostels for those on a tight budget.
Limavady's Scenic Hotspots
The accommodation on offer in Limavady takes full advantage of the stunning scenery that surrounds the town. A couple of miles north is Binevenagh, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and around here you'll find cosy bed and breakfasts and holiday cottages to welcome you to this gorgeous landscape.
Limavady is situated in the Roe Valley and just one mile south of the town is the Roe Valley Country Park. There are plenty of traditional Irish farmhouses nearby to help you enjoy the river walks and outdoor activities such as fishing, canoeing and rock climbing available in the park.
If you'd rather be close to the excellent amenities of Limavady’s bustling centre you'll still only be a short walk from the many scenic hotspots that surround the town. There are large hotels and guesthouses located here, from mid-price to high-end, all with their own individual Irish charm. Staying close to the centre also means you can benefit from Limavady's choice of independent shops and eateries serving homegrown produce.
Short drives away from Limavady are Magilligan Point nature reserve straddling Lough Foyle on the Londonderry coast, and the Sperrin Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the south of the county. Both offer plenty more in the way of hotels and accommodation, including charming countryside lodges and converted barns offering yet more incredible views of the landscape surrounding Limavady.
Plan Your Visit to Limavady
Limavady's scenery is a permanent fixture but you may want to time your visit to coincide with one of the cultural events and festivities on the town's calendar.
Each spring the Danny Boy Festival celebrates Limavady's close association with the ballad of the same name, sung as it was to the tune of Londonderry Air. The festival, usually held in May, features a range of musical acts drawn from the traditions of Irish folk, as well as acting as a showcase for local artists. The main venue used for the festival is the Roe Valley Arts and Culture Centre in Limavady town centre.
Also in May the town hosts a popular art exhibition, while the Roe Valley Folk Festival is held in October. In August the charming Ballymully Cottage Farm on the outskirts of Limavady plays host to the Stendhal Festival of Art, which claims to be Ireland's "best small festival".