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“Fascinating Walk through History and into the Future”
Review of City Walls

City Walls
Reviewed January 30, 2013

During a recent visit to Derry/Londonderry, we included a walk along its walls. The city is this year the British City of Culture and from the walls,which are high above the streets and the river, you can see quite a bit of what has been accomplished over the last couple of years to prepare for this. You can see the Foyle river which played such an important part in the history of the city and the country, the Bogside area and the beautiful Peace Bridge spanning the river. These walls were built to fortify the city in the 17th century and are intact today and provide a bracing walk of just over a mile.The original cannons are still in place and each individual cannon has a plaque detailing its origin and maker etc. Also, it is possible to divert from the walk as you wish down various steps leading to the interesting little streets of the city to explore as you go. It is advisable to take a guided tour- Martin McCrossan is an excellent guide, as the walls are brought to life through interpration by a local person who can bring the chequered history of this city to vibrant life. It is wonderful to see how a city which suffered so terribly during the Troubles can be united and how the citizens can now work together in peace to welcome the world into this beautiful city on the Foyle.

Thank Voyageuse49_12
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The walls were easily accessible and one gets a real sense of the city, geographically and historically from the walls. St. Augustines' Church is reputedly where St. Columcille founded the city in 546AD.The Cafe/diner at the Verbal Arts Centre (the old one of its kind in Ireland)- beside the Walls is lovely for a cup of coffee. You need to walk it to appreciate how good it is.

Thank Daoinenaheireann
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

As we had some time left before departure, we decided to walk along the city walls. This is a very nice walk and there is lots of information to find along the way. Also the view over the bogsite is magnificent. And best thing last - absolutely for free!

Thank dieirina
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Did the Martin Maccrossan walking tour , was very good , the guide was a very nice guy and also a bit of humour for good measure, i would highly recommend Martins tour .

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

The walls offer a great way to see the city, and sunrise on a morning jog. Impossible to get lost, and well maintained!

Thank Sheona B
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