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400 years of History at Beech Hill


Aptly named due to endless amount of Beech trees surrounding the building, the original Beech Hill House was built alongside the historic Derry walls back in the 17th century, and it was believed the owner Captain Thomas Skipton was heavily involved in construction of the famous walls. 

During World War II Beech Hill was home to over 750 US Marines when it became the European basecamp for the US Navy. You can still find two of the original Quonset huts, where the Marines slept, onsite today. We even created a museum in the hotel to celebrate the US Navy's time in Derry/Londonderry, and if you want to hear more why not book in a walking tour of the 32 acre estate during your visit, just ask us at reception for more details. 
 
In 1989 Beech Hill became the warm and welcoming country house hotel it is today with 28 beautiful decorated guestrooms each with their own individual story & character.