Two charming buildings full of character with one pair of owners, these lovely B&Bs are among the best accommodations in Derry. Choose from the elegant Merchant’s House, which was built in the mid-19th century (one of relatively few townhouses from that period left in Derry), or Saddler’s House, a slightly simpler, late-Victorian building. (Check-in for both is at the Saddler’s House.) Each house has been beautifully maintained and renovated with design-magazine interiors and antiques scattered about. Breakfast is served in whichever house you choose. The same owners also have three self-catering places in Derry, including a small terraced cottage opposite the cathedral, an apartment in the old pumphouse, within the walled part of the city, and a 1950s-style apartment. Tip: The Merchant’s House family room sleeps up to five, and has its own kitchen, for just £100 to £135 per night.