With easy access to the shopping districts of Derry City and Letterkenny, a visit to The North Pole is ideal for shopaholics everywhere!
Ok, so Inishowen has plenty to do—golfing, hiking, fishing, surfing or even just relaxing on the beach—but for some people no holiday or weekend break is complete without a splurge on the high street. After all, you couldn’t come home without gifts for your loved ones, right?
While other holiday makers traverse the beaches and mountains, maybe you’d like nothing more than to slip away for a bit of overdue retail therapy. Luckily for you, The North Pole Bar and Old Station House B & B is ideally located!
Just half an hour’s drive away is the bustling shopping districts of Derry City. With its full range of high street retailers and sprawling shopping centres—including the Foyle Side Shopping Centre, voted the “Best and Biggest Shopping Centre in Northern Ireland”—to its secret back-street gems—including the endearing Craft Village with its specialty boutiques and quaint coffee shop—Derry City is the perfect destination for a larger than life shopping day-out.
And, to the south is Letterkenny, undoubtedly Donegal’s biggest and most varied shopping hub. Home to a wide variety of shops—from “international” retailers like Top Shop and TK Maxx—to more local and specialized shops, restaurants and jewellers—any trip to Donegal just wouldn’t be complete without a taste of Letterkenny’s ample shopping opportunities.
Inishowen is a hub of creative and handmade arts and crafts—from Donegal Tweed to bogwood sculptures
Looking for that ideal souvenir to bring back home? The one that’s every bit as unforgettable as the holiday itself? Inishowen is chock-full of exciting and unique gift and souvenir ideas and the secret craft shops to find them in.
From the hand-crafted Donegal Tweed which is famous the world over—to home-made pottery and locally painted landscapes and portraits—to incredible bogwood sculptures expertly crafted out of wood sometimes thousands of years old and preserved in ancient Donegal Bog—Inishowen is sure to have the perfect treasure just for you to find.
End your day with the traditional welcoming comfort of a country pub and B&B
Located in the heart of Inishowen, The North Pole Bar and Old Station House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day searching for that perfect gift or souvenir. With the traditional country-feel of a rural Irish pub and the modern comforts of a selection of newly renovated bedrooms, you can treat yourself to a pint of Guinness at the bar or a hot cup of coffee to recharge and recuperate for another day’s adventure.
With a base of operations at The North Pole you can ensure that your holiday in Ireland makes for a truly unforgettable experience. One that you’ll be talking about for years to come!