Derry championed by online newspaper with millions of readers

A British online newspaper has described Derry as a "cultural contender" in a travel article on its website.

Monday, 7th August 2017, 4:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:40 am
Derry's famous Peace Bridge.

The article, which was published on The Independent's website last week, was written by travel journalist, Jo Fernandez.

In the piece, Fernandez describes Derry as "a city in the throes of reinvention".

Fernandez's articles encourages anyone visiting Derry to try out places such as the new Museum of Free Derry, the Peace Bridge, St. Columb's Park and Derry's Walls.

It also promotes the Bishop's Gate Hotel, Beech Hill Country House and Hotel and the Maldron Hotel as possible place to stay when visiting Derry.

Impressively, Fernandez's feature on Derry was shared more than 1,000 times on social media.

The Independent boasts more than 7.2 million Facebook page likes and millions of people visit their website every day.