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Welcome to the historic city of Derry – or Londonderry, depending on who you ask. Ours is a city rich in complex history, and filled with locals who’ll invite you to stay and "enjoy the craic". This self-guided GPS audio tour takes you on a full circuit of the city's 400-year-old walls. I’ll point out many of the famous historical and cultural sights en route and suggest places to return to for longer visits. You may know a bit about the city from the recent comedy series Derry Girls, and we’ll visit the popular mural dedicated to the show. But on this tour you’ll also hear about: • The city's saint, St Columba / Colmcille, who first established his monastery here in 542 AD • The great Siege of Derry in 1688 and 1689 • The Troubles, which were a part of life here from 1969 to 1994 • The city's role in the second world war and the Battle of the Atlantic • Immigration during the Plantation of Ulster • Emigration during the Irish Potato Famine, or Great Famine, from 1845 to 1849
Experience the sights and attractions of Northern Ireland’s second-largest city at your own pace with Derry’s City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. You’ll set out an open-top, double-decker bus through Derry’s historic streets, enjoying 360-degree views and visiting seven stops that include St. Eugene’s Roman Catholic Cathedral and the People’s Gallery, a world-famous series of outdoor murals in the city’s Bogside neighborhood. Your pass is valid for either 24 or 48 hours, depending on which version you choose.
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Welcome to the historic city of Derry/Londonderry. This self-guided audio walking tour focuses on pivotal moments in the city's history, including its emergence as a shipbuilding hub, emigration to North America to escape the Irish Potato Famine, and the role of its port during World War II. We’ll start the tour near Peace Bridge and walk along the River Foyle to the quayside emigration sculptures, before looping back to our starting point. Along the way, you’ll also see: • Foyle Marina, which is the base for the Foyle Festival and the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race • The campus of Magee College, which dates back to 1865 • Shirt factories that shaped modern business
Take in the sites of this historic city on a self-guided GPS audio walk across the iconic Peace Bridge to Waterside, on the east bank of the River Foyle. We’ll hear about the military past of the area around Ebrington Square, and then continue on through the beautiful grounds of St Columb's Park. We’ll end the tour by making our way to the old railway station through the area of my childhood home in Bonds Street. On this walking tour, you’ll see and hear about: • The city's saint, St Columba who established his monastery here in 542 AD. • The city's oldest building, St Brecan's Church • The Siege of Derry that took place near Stronge's Orchard in 1688 and 1699 • The military and naval barracks at Ebrington • The city's role in the second world war and the Battle of the Atlantic from 1939 to 1945 • The iconic Peace Bridge • The working class area of Bonds Street and the churches in the area • The railways in the city, both old and new • The modern sculpture of the Peace Tree
Welcome to Derry and, in particular, the Cityside, as the western half of this historic city is known. On this walking tour, we’ll visit several locations in the west side of the city, including an area called the Bogside. Sometimes described as the cockpit of ‘the Troubles’. We’ll peruse popular murals like The Petrol Bomber, Bernadette, and the Bloody Sunday collection and, in a politically neutral way, cover some of the other sites that define the area. Fellow tour guide, Mr Terry Brown of Walled City Tours, will join us to share his perspective at some of the locations along the way. You’ll also hear stories about: • St Columba and how the sacred well was formed • The murals, monuments and memorials dedicated to the Troubles • A Victorian-era garden of tranquility in the city centre • The revival of the ancient languages of the natives and the planters • Derry pigs and what made them so happy
Welcome to the historic city of Derry / Londonderry, and to this walking tour focused on the city’s maritime and industrial heritage. We’ll ramble along the River Foyle from the Peace Bridge to the Craigavon Bridge, before returning to our starting point with a stroll through the city. You’ll see the spot where Scottish settlers left for America and, a little further up the river, the spot where the city’s patron saint Columba left for Scotland. Along the way, you’ll learn how bridges, railways and shirt factories were built as the city came into the industrial age, the role of the city in World War II, and where divided communities still live on either side of the walls that are now called peace lines. On this tour you’ll also see: • HMS Ferret, the port where the WWII naval ships that protected convoys and hunted German U-boats were berthed • The parts of the city that were industrialised first, including what were the world’s largest ship factories in the 1800s • Some of the city’s most important churches • The iconic “Hands Across the Divide” sculpture on Craigavon Bridge • The location of the world’s first independent department store • The Masonic Hall, the courthouse and the War Memorial • The former residences of Mrs Cecil Francis Alexander, a famous 19th century hymn writer, and Phil Coulter, a modern songwriter
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What are the best Services in Londonderry?
The best Services in Londonderry according to Viator travelers are:
- Derrie Danders: Highlights of the Walled City a Self-Guided Audio Tour
- City Sightseeing Derry Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
- Derrie Danders: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of the Quayside and North City
- Derrie Danders: Wander around the Waterside on a self-guided GPS audio tour
- Derrie Danders: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of the Walled City’s West
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