Bringing the screen to life: Derry Girls and Line of Duty tours launched

Bringing the screen to life: Derry Girls and Line of Duty tours launched

FANS of Derry Girls and Line of Duty, the crown jewels of Irish television series’, can now take a guided tour in the locations where they were filmed.

Hastings Hotels and McComb’s Coach Travel have teamed up to bring these shows to life for their many fans.

Whether coming from Ireland or further afield, all are welcomed to take this cinematic pilgrimage and walk the same streets, take in the same views, and meet the sort of people featuring in these iconic shows.

For £65 per person, Derry Girls fans can live a day in the life of Michelle, Erin, Clare, and Orla, boarding a coach that will go from Belfast to Derry-Londonderry, stopping off at a number of filming locations.

Friends enjoying the Derry Girls walking tour in Derry

Those embarking on the Line of Duty Experience from Europa Hotel will, for £59 per person, start the day with tea, coffee, and a muffin –  which should get their blood sugar in good order before visiting the sites of action packed and sometimes bloody scenes from the popular copper drama.

It includes some of the most recognisable filming locations, including ‘Pelbury House’, the headquarters of the Central Police force, and the backdrop of Ted Hastings famous peaked-cap adjustments; ‘Kingsgate Printing Services’. 

Due to overwhelming demand, a new Line of Duty Experience has also been launched.

Photo by Stephen Hamiltonn / Press Eye

Both tours will run weekly from Saturday 6th November departing from the Europa Hotel, where a double room will set you back £95.

Julie Hastings, Marketing Director of Hastings Hotels said: “We’re devastated that the much-loved Derry Girls series is coming to an end. However, we are thrilled to be able to partner up with McComb’s to launch this fabulous new experience and give fans the chance to be a Derry Girl for the day.

“They will be able to visit some of the most famous filming locations and enjoy an afternoon tea twist that has been inspired by the show and includes sausage roll baps, fresh cream horns, a cone of chips and Tayto cheese and onion sarnies.”

“In addition to this, we have been blown away by the response to our Line of Duty Experience with over 1,000 people booking it to date.”

To book the experiences click here for McComb’s Coaches or Hastings Hotels.