Our Derry walking tour usually begins from the tourist information centre to travel to the 17th century city walls via Bridge Street where the history of emigration is outlined. We proceed to the walls where the history of the plantation and the impact of the famous siege of 1689 is explained beside the famous St Columbs cathedral (guided tours of the cathedral can also be included-small donation fee applies).
See the famous Fountain estate, the last unionist working class area on the west bank of the city and see its peace wall. Learn about Derry’s famous musical, literary and sporting figures including Phil Coulter, Seamus Heaney, Dana, the Undertones, John Duddy and many more before visiting St Augustines church (site of the original 6th century monastery), the Apprentice Boys Hall (guided tours available – £3 per person) and 1st Derry Presbyterian church (including visit to the Bluecoat Visitor Centre).
We also explain the wider political history of the city whilst overlooking the famous Bogside (location of Bloody Sunday-longer tour includes visit to Museum of Free Derry and murals)
and explain Derry’s industrial heritage including our famous shirt making history before proceeding through the Craft Village (a recreation of a 19th century town square) and finishing at the Guildhall (City hall) where we explore the fantastic stained glass windows and plantation exhibition.
Another optional extra is a walk across the peace bridge to the former Ebrington barracks, now a cultural hub and access point to St Columbs Park the biggest public park in the city.