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Beech Hill House Hotel: one of the best 100 places to stay in Ireland

Derry’s historic Beech Hill House Hotel is among the cream of the crop yet again after being named as one of the 100 Best PlacesTo Stay In Ireland by the McKennas’ Guides. The Beech Hill, located a tArdmore Road on the outskirts of the city in the picturesque Faughan Valley, is one of just five accommodation establishments in Northern Ireland listed in John and Sally McKennas’ Guides 2015.

The Guides are regarded as the bible of the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland and are now available as Apps as a valuable reference point for visitors and tourists. Patsy O’Kane, owner and general manager of the 4* Beech Hill which has 31 guest rooms, said they were delighted to be featured in the prestigious hospitality guide again this year

She added: “The McKennas’ Guides have continued to rate the Beech Hill as one of Ireland’s most attractive places to stay, and we are also privileged to be the only guest accommodation selected in the Co.Derry area. “We regard our inclusion in the McKennas’ Guides as testament tothe hard work and commitment of the staff at the Beech Hill in creating a family atmosphere in our beautiful country house surroundings with excellent food and customer service.”

The country house hotel, which was built in 1739 and also has a modern wing, is set in 32 acres of stunning woodland and landscaped gardens. It is extremely popular with American and European visitors as it was used as Base One Europe by the US Navy Marine Corps during World War II and houses a commemorative museum.

President Bill Clinton stayed at the Beech Hill on four occasions and it has hosted a number of other famous guests including US Senator Ted Kennedy; French President Jacques Chirac; US comedy actor Will Ferrell; and British actor Jude Law as well as a host of other well known faces from the music and entertainment worlds.