LegenDerry Culture Trail App

The Nerve Centre and Culture Company launch smartphone app for visitors exploring the City of Culture

The latest and best way to discover what the UK City of Culture 2013 has to offer has arrived. The LegenDerry Culture Trail app is a new initiative by the Nerve Centre and Culture Company to help visitors discover the very best that Derry~Londonderry has to offer.

Now available free from iTunes and GooglePlay, the app allows visitors to easily navigate their way around the city, discovering points of interest along the way. They can check out a number of pre-arranged cultural trails or even create their own.

The app points the way to dozens of points of interest in and around the city including museums, art galleries, theatres and art centres, heritage attractions including, of course, the famous 17th Century City Walls, churches, cathedrals and many other venues besides.

It comes with a GPS function to let the user know exactly where they are in relation to the city’s many attractions, allowing them to easily find their way around – an invaluable guide with so much happening in dozens of venues during the City of Culture year.

Odhran Dunne, interim chief executive of the Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau, said: 'There are plenty of places of interest for people who visit our city to discover by themselves, but like any new place, there are also plenty of hidden gems. This app will make it easy for people to find those out-of-the-way places and really get to know the heart of the city.'

The LegenDerry Culture Trail app also includes videos of City of Culture highlights and information on landmarks such as the City Walls and the Peace Bridge.

David Lewis, director of communications and digital content at the Nerve Centre, said:'"The Nerve Centre was delighted to bring its expertise in app development and digital content production to bear on this project. It's vital that the app works across a number of platforms so as many visitors as possible can use it. The LegenDerry Culture Trail will have a beneficial legacy for the city for a number of years to come.'

The LegenDerry Culture Trail app is an initiative of the Culture Company 2013 in partnership with the Nerve Centre, Culture NI and Design Zoo, funded by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and Derry City Council. It is available to download now.