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Walking Derry's historic walls will take you around 1.4 km (0.87 miles) of one of the best preserved walled cities in Europe. Built in 1613 the walls are utilised in telling the history of Derry. Starting in the Monastic period (6th century) the history of Derry unfolds Nine Years War, Plantation of Ulster, 1641 Rebellion, Siege of Derry 1689, 1798 Rebellion the Great Hunger and more. This tour offers you 90 minutes of Irish history explored and explained.
A private guide makes for a fully personal way to explore Derry
Walk the entire perimeter of Derry’s 17th-century city walls
Get an overview of top Derry landmarks during the tour
Hear details from the city’s long history from your guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a time and place of your choosing—a private tour means you have convenience and flexibility on your side—and set off on a walk around the entire circumference of Derry’s 17th-century walls, which stretch about 1 mile (1.5 kilometers).
Northern Ireland’s second-largest city, and the only completely walled city in all of Ireland, Derry has thousands of years of history behind it. During your private tour, your guide shares stories from the city’s past, from the earliest settlements thousands of years ago to its monastic period and the series of wars that marked its history.
As you go, you also see the wall’s sights—including its seven gates and 24 hand-restored cannons—and admire views overlooking the city. The tour ends when you walk the length of the wall, at a time and place that is convenient to your itinerary.
Union Hall Pl, Londonderry BT48 6LU, UK
Please advise the preferred departure time at the time of booking
Returns to original departure point
90-minute walking tour
Entry/Admission - City Walls
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I was amazed that Glenn had researched about our family (I sent him some details) and was able to tell us personal things about where they may have been at different times on the wall part of the tour. But the best part of the...More
Date of experience: June 2019
gleannd2015, Owner at Derry Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019
It was no trouble to do a bit of research in to your family heritage and Irish roots. You have a fantastic family and glad thay they took something from the tour and made your trip home more memorable.
Response from openheartedtraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 4:30 would be fine. You just need to contact the guide and schedule that time with him. From my experience, I see no reason at all that you couldn't have a dog with you. You don't go into any buildings. It was an... More
Yes, 4:30 would be fine. You just need to contact the guide and schedule that time with him. From my experience, I see no reason at all that you couldn't have a dog with you. You don't go into any buildings. It was an awesome tour!!!