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“Brilliant tour”
Review of Free Derry Tours

Free Derry Tours
Ranked #6 of 18 Tours in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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517 reviews
265 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Brilliant tour”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Before travelling to Northern Ireland I read a book called 'Violent Delights'. This tour brought the book to life. Great book and great tour. Our tour was with the brother William Mckinney who was killed on Bloody Sunday.

Visited July 2012
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London
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93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“You have to take it”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Informative, and very well told. Must be part of the Irish caracter to be able to get some humour even at the worst moments. Do not miss it.

Visited July 2012
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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't leave Derry without taking this tour!”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

If you are looking for a great way to learn about this highly complex subject then I strongly recommend taking the Free Derry Tour and visiting the the Free Derry Museum. Upon the advice of local tour guide Michael Cooper we visited the museum first. This was helpful because it not only provided us with some background information, but it seared the sights and sounds into our memory for later when we were walking the streets where the events actually took place. Having a guide like John, who was personally affected by the events, made the tour so much more than murals and memorials. We thank John for sharing his deeply moving story with us, and wish all the residents of Derry continued peace.

Visited June 2012
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Terrace, Canada
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Tour in the Rain”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

My wife and I traveled up from Belfast to Derry by train on a rainy day in June. We asked about a tour at the Tourist Info building and they phoned Adrian for us. He picked us up and gave us a very informative tour through the protestant areas of Derry and also through the bogside. Having lived in this area during the "troubles" he shared a lot of information and he had a lot invested in the city. His passion for the city and its history was evident and it made the tour very memorable. It definitely makes you want to learn more about the events and history of the city and country. We had two hours of sights and information. Great tour.

Visited June 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Was just OK”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

There was nothing wrong with the tour or tour guide - apart from Rossville Street and Free Derry Corner there really isn't a lot to see

Visited June 2012
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