Derry/Londonderry - City Walls History Walking Tours

Derry/Londonderry - City Walls History Walking Tours

Available as either a Private or as a Small Group Public Tour , you will walk a FULL circuit around the 400 year old "'Derry Walls".

1. Private Group Tour(2hours)(1-15 All places) Starting point and Route can be varied on request, particularly to facilitate disabled or wheelchair guests. Dates release up to 12 month in advance.

2. Public Small Group Tour(75min)(1-10 places)- more dates released regularly.

This tour gives a history of the city from its origins to the modern day, including St Columba, the impact of Vikings, Normans and Irish chieftains, the Plantation of Ulster, the building of its iconic Walls, the siege of Derry in 1688/89, the aftermath of Scots/Irish emigration to the USA, industrialisation, railways and bridge building, the 1840s potato famine and native Irish emigration to the USA, the Home Rule crisis and partition, the role of the city in two World Wars , the recent Troubles, the peace process and Brexit.



Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shipquay Gate, Shipquay Street, Derry Northern Ireland

In this section of the tour we will be able to see the Walls of Derry, the Guildhall, the Tower Museum, oldest cannons on the Walls and views of Peace Bridge. We will consider the history of the city from its origins to plantation and the building of the Walls.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ferryquay Gate, Ferryquay Street, Derry Northern Ireland

From this section of the tour we will be looking at Ferryquay Gate, the Playhouse, St Columb's Cathedral and the Fountain Estate, as well as discussing aspects of the sieges history of the city

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bishop Gate, Bishop Street, Derry Northern Ireland

In this section of the tour we will be looking at Bishops Gate, Double Bastion, St Augustine's Church,Walkers Plinth, Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, and First Derry Presbyterian Church.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Butcher's Gate, Butcher Street, Derry Northern Ireland

In this section of the tour we will be looking at the section of the Walls from Butcher Gate back to Shipquay Place, and considering more aspects of the city's history from the time of the siege to the present day. We will also visit the Craft Village.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Guildhall Shipquay Place, Derry BT48 6DQ Northern Ireland

A brief introduction only to the Guildhall.



Duration: 5 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"A wheelchair and stroller accessible route can be arranged for private group tours - please request at time of booking."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duración: 105 To 120 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo: Visit Derry, 1 Waterloo Pl, Londonderry BT48 6BT, UK

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Licensed Tour Guide

No Incluye

  • Admission Fees

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