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City Walls

City Centre, Derry, Northern Ireland
44-28-7137-7577
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Ranked #1 of 101 attractions in Derry
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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western Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

we took a walk along the city walls during our stay in Derry. I think it is something you should do when you go to Derry. it doesn't take long, its for free, and most important - there are a lot of information about the history of Derry along the walk.

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Willow Street, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Derry's walls provide easy access to many of the city's most important sites. They are a great place to see and have explained the long history of Protestant/Catholic disputes, including the 20th-century Troubles. Views over Catholic bog with its IRA graffiti and beautiful protest paintings/murals.

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The city walls of Derry are completely intact and very well maintained, providing a pleasant walk completely free of city traffic, while at the same time giving spectacular views of the city of Derry and many famous landmarks. You can have guided walking tours with guides who know the recent history of 'The Troubles' and can tell you all about... More

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dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

on holidays in donegal decided at short notice to head to derry. after doing the bus tour, we decided to walk the walls which was well worth doing, you get great views of the city and also a great feel for the city We had a great day in derry, but make sure you have some sterling with you. Not... More

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The walls are like much of Northern Ireland; interpretations of the past and present differ depending on who you talk to and what you bring to the experience. If you take one of the tours guided by local residents you will get an insiders view that is likely to be colored by the city's long history of sectarian politics -... More

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Comber, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Don't miss a walk around the walls of the Maiden City. Better still take a tour and hear the stories.

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Cool to walk above the city and see the sites. Good views of some of the murals. You pass by some of the churches and can see guild hall. Many cannons are also on display

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Wallaroo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

An interesting walk around the walled city. Good signage. See the best of the buildings in Londonderry. Wouldn't put it at the top of my list of Derry sights but enjoyable all the same.

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yotvata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You walk on the walls and you are part of history from the first days of Derry through the building of St. Columba Cathedral to the creation of the guildhall and up to recent struggle between the Catholics and the Protestants when you look down at the painted walls in the Bogside - Amazing!! and when you are done go... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We took a tour of the walls (booked through the Tourist Office) and learned of the incredible fight between the Catholics and the Protestants through history and reflected by the opposing murals, on either side of the walls, today. The emotional feeling of the impossible situation was an eye-opener and experience not to be missed. We followed this with a... More

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