'Our beautiful wee city,' you won't have to go far to hear that in Derry-Londonderry. The people of the city are bursting with pride about how great the place is - and they are not shy in telling you.

Who can blame them though when their Irish haven is packed with charm.

Derry-Londonderry is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland yet it often overlooked by its arguably more alluring Irish sisters Belfast and Dublin.

The city is also the only remaining completely intact walled city in Ireland which was built as defences for early 17th century settlers from England and Scotland. This lasting piece of history creates a cosiness in the city and no doubt sparks intrigue with visitors wanting to know more about its past.

And with close transport links to Donegal and Belfast, Derry-Londonderry also provides the perfect stomping ground to further explore Ireland.

This is why now is the time to visit and experience that charm for yourself especially with Loganair having recently launched a new route from Glasgow Airport.

With reasonably priced direct flights in under an hour, there is no excuse not to check out the 'beautiful wee city' especially when there is so much to do including taking a tour of the Bogside.

The area is synonymous with Bloody Sunday which those living in the Bogside don't quite rightly forget.

The Bogside also features heavily in the hit Channel 4 series Derry Girls with Dennis's Wee Shop a must visit for fans of the show.

When in the Bogside you will not have to venture far to discover the Museum of Free Derry. The museum opened in 2007 and provided a place to tell the story of what happened in the city during the period 1968 to 1972. That story includes the civil rights era, Battle of the Bogside, Internment, Bloody Sunday and Operation Motorman.

Make sure you walk across the Peace Bridge. It offers beautiful views across the River Foyle especially at night. A walk across the bridge is worthwhile to give you a chance to explore the city even more. It opened in 2011 and has become an iconic structure for the city. It is particularly striking at night.

Although we are now in the midst of the festive season, my 2019 recommendation is for you to consider visiting Derry-Londonderry at Hallowe'en. USA Today named the city as the Best Hallowe'en Destination in the World, and it is easy to understand why. The city simply comes alive for this unique celebration, and it is unlikely you will experience Hallowe'en anywhere else in the world in such a spectacular style as you would in Derry-Londonderry.

Loganair operates a direct service from Glasgow to Derry from Thursday through to Monday. Lead-in fares commence at £49.99 each way and all bookings include 20kg of complimentary luggage. An in-flight service is included, with student fares and a 33 per cent discount for children available. Reservations can be made via www.loganair.co.uk or by calling 0344 800 2855.