Limavady is a lively market town set in the picturesque Roe Valley. Discover the town’s Celtic roots on the famous Limavady Sculpture Trail and explore the scenic Causeway Coastal Route. In the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll find rugged cliffs, rolling green countryside and fascinating historic sites.
Things to do in Limavady
Binevenagh Mountain rises 365 metres over the Roe Valley and creates a dramatic backdrop. Follow the trail through the coniferous forest and up to the summit for sweeping views over the Antrim Plateau. The landscape was formed by molten lava around 60 million years ago and is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). On clear days, the views stretch all the way to Scotland.
Roe Valley Country Park combines local history with beautiful scenery. Exploring the trails, there’s a chance to see foxes, badgers, otters and woodland birds. Visit the restored water wheel on the banks of the River Roe to learn about the town’s heyday as a linen production hub.
The Limavady Sculpture Trail brings local myths and legends to life with larger-than-life outdoor art installations. Danny Boy celebrates the town’s connection to the iconic Irish song, which was supposedly first played at the Limavady Market. Manannan Mac Lir towers over Gortmore Viewpoint and pays tribute to the Celtic God of the Sea.
The famous Causeway Coastal Route stretches from Belfast to Londonderry and takes in some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. Limavady is a great base to explore the scenic drive. Chase waterfalls in Glenariff Forest Park and stop for lunch in the charming seaside village of Portrush.
Getting around Limavady
Limavady is compact and easy to get around on foot. The town is a 30-minute drive from Londonderry and 1.5 hours by bus, while rental cars offer the freedom to explore County Londonderry and the Causeway Coastal Route at your own pace. Belfast International Airport is a one-hour drive away.