Londonderry, County Londonderry

Londonderry, County Londonderry

Derry is a city in Ireland. It is the second largest in Northern Ireland, surpassed only by Belfast.

It is worth a stop on any tours of Ireland to see the city walls.

Those walls were never breached and the city is known as the “maiden city”.


The heart of Derry is protected by a powerful fortress whose walls are interrupted by four gates.

King James the First encouraged Protestants to settle there and commissioned the walls to protect them from the local Catholic population.

The most notable battle was the Great Siege of Derry in 1688-1689, which lasted 105 days.


You can actually walk around the walls and see the cannons in place as they would have been.


The city spans the River Foyle and there is a magnificent foot bridge worth seeing.


Derry is one of the most continuously inhabited places in Ireland, with references from the 6th century.


Also check out the Museum of Free Derry and the Guildhall.


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