City Walls, Derry

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Walk atop Derry's City Walls, the only completely intact ones in Ireland. They date back to the 17th century, and today give you an unobstructed perspective down onto the old town they contain. As you stroll along the 1.5-km (0.93-mi) promenade, stop to admire the four original gates and three more that the city added over the years. The Walls remain open from dawn until dusk and are free of charge. You can find plenty of seating if you need to pause during your walk. To plan Derry vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Enjoyed the walk around the walls. Read the history and admired the views. Very well maintained. A must on a visit to Derry  more »
  • We actually decided to visit Derry as part of our Anniversary trip in part to see the walls and learn more about "The Troubles". Having first been engaged by U2's song "Sunday Bloody Sunday" as a youn...  more »
  • Discover absolutely. Very beautiful frescoes by local artists that trace the history of the city and especially in this neighborhood who was one of the main "disorders" in the second half of the 20th century
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Derry, or Londonderry, town center is a lively place to stay. Although the town itself suffered during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the center stayed safe and has thrived. Consider an inn in the town center, perhaps a building painted with one of the well-known murals. less expensive hotels are available just outside the town's central area, close enough to the main attractions for convenient access.
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