1. United Kingdom
  2. County Londonderry
  3. Londonderry / Derry

Derry: Walled City Private Tour

Product ID: 122376
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Explore the history that shaped this part of Ireland and the City of Derry - the only fully walled city in Ireland and Britain. Monasteries, sieges, cannons and rebellions are just some of the historical highlights.
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  • See the world famous walled city of Derry
  • Walk a full circuit of the walls as you discover the history and the sites
  • Enjoy the best views of this historic city
  • Learn about the past from an expert guide
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Discover the long history of Derry and the surrounding area on this city walls walking tour. Derry is one of the longest continuously used areas of land in Ireland, dating back some six thousand years. This walking tour takes the 1.4 km circuitous route along the walls.

Learn how St Colmcille set his monastery on the island of Doire in 546 before going to Iona in the western isles of Scotland, bringing Christianity to Britain. Hear about Queen Elizabeth I's advance into Ulster, bringing Anglicization and the Protestant religion, then the Irish response to this invasion that led to the Nine Years War 1594-1603, ending with the Flight of the Earls in 1607.

Discover why the famous City Walls were built, and why the name of the city is still contested following Derry's change to Londonderry under King James I. Immerse yourself in the history of the Siege of Derry, The Fountain Estate, Derry Gaol, the Apprentice Boys, as well as the Great Hunger and emigration.
  • 90 minute private guided walking tour

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Meeting point

Tower Museum. Magazine Street just in side the city walls and just off Guildhall Square.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• There is a slope on the city walls, and although it is short, it is steep. Check in advance if you have mobility issues
• Come prepared with sensible clothing as the Irish weather can change quickly

From US$ 26.90 per person

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Product ID: 122376