Londonderry, is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the
fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland. The old walled city
lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two
road bridges and one footbridge. The city now covers both banks
(Cityside on the west and Waterside on the east).In 2013, Derry
became the inaugural UK City of Culture.
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A walk around the walls in Derry~Londonderry reveals a splendid city crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene. This is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. The Walls were built during the period 1613-1618 by the honourable, the Irish Society as defences for early seventeenth century settlers from England and Scotland.
of Free Derry
The museum focuses
on the 1960s civil rights era known as The Troubles and the Free
Derry Irish nationalist movement in the early 1970s.
The museum's exhibits include photographs, posters, film footage, letters and personal artifacts.
The Guildhall houses a large hall where many events of social and political nature have been held.
It was also home to the Saville Inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday 30 January 1972 in Derry.
Columb's Cathedral in the walled city of Derry,is
dedicated to Saint Columba, the Irish monk who established a
Christian settlement in the area before being exiled from Ireland
and introducing Christianity to Scotland and northern England.
St. Columb's has in its possession many documents dating back from the Siege of Derry. They have portraits of William of Orange and the original keys of the city.
Museum The award winning Tower Museum is located within the city’s historic walls at Union Hall Place. Permanent exhibitions at the museum include The Story of Derry exhibition and the An Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera exhibition. However throughout the year the museum also plays host to a range of other temporary exhibitions. All the exhibitions use display and interactive techniques to present their stories to the public.