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“The Historical Great Walled City”

Walled city Londonderry
Ranked #4 of 141 things to do in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 12, 2013

There is so much history in this city which has been nominated the cultural city for 2013. You can walk around on top of the wall independently (a must do while you are there), or have a guided tour which starts at the Visitor's Info Centre and comes with a free coffee/tea at a café at the conclusion for £4. Well worth it to get a historical view and a warm cuppa afterwards especially on a windy day in December. The Peace Bridge, the Peace flame and the monument striving for reconciliation (two people stretching two hands across from the two banks), the Bogside murals tour, Guildhall and the Tower Museum as well as the various restaurants and pubs make for a very enjoyable trip to this very lovely city. You won't regret stopping here for a few days. It is very close to Belfast and well serviced by public transport to other cities likes Dublin. Very friendly and safe place to visit.

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

While in the city called Deery or LondonDerry or LegendDerry depending on whom you speak with, one thing for sure is to visit the historic walled city. Take out 30 minutes and walk the wall and let history come alive either by yourself or with one of the many walking guides that will enrich, educate and entertain you on the fiery history of Northern Ireland.
Inside the walls are many quaint shops that will feed you, clothe you, of course entertain you with Guinness pouring out freely and friendly people at every turn.
Just outside you can walk across the Peace Bridge as well.
Legenderry is a place we will return to again and soak in the warm of the people of Ireland.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Flew over for a two night city break,stayed at the Travelodge in the city centre which was perfect for sight seeing,the city walls guided walk is a must,shopping and also a train ride to see the Giants Causeway.Very friendly city,we will return.

Thank Dave W
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

A great walk with lots to see on every part both inside and outside the walls. Great exercise if you are not interested in sight-seeing. Quite a feat of construction. Beautifully lit at dark. Beautiful in Spring, Summer and Autumn when the trees are in leaf and changing. A must see!

Thank Whatstheuseofwondrin
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Having lived in this city all my life I have a fair knowledge of what's what. However, I have to say that this being the City of Culture 2013 all the stops have been pulled out and a revamp on the city has been very welcome!
The walk around the City walls is amazing especially at night when its all lit up. The architecture is fabulous with old buildings such as the Guildhall, St Columb's Cathedral and St Eugene's Cathedral to name but a few. The Peace Bridge and Ebrington Square has been a fantastic addition and everyone has been making full use of them from the Radio one Big weekend to the Walled City Tattoo. The buzz that events such as these generate have energised the city!
Taking a walk along the quay down to Sainsbury on a good day is a sight to behold....the whole experience is very relaxing...there's plenty of places to sit, admire the view and chill out.
The city has plenty of bars, coffee shops, restaurants and places to stay. The people also are very helpful and friendly.
For travellers who would be less mobile Shipquay Street may prove a problem as it's extremely steep.
I could go on but folks need to go visit and experience it for themselves it's definately worth a visit!

2  Thank jellybean498
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