These walls were built in 1613-1618 as a defence for the early seventeenth century settlers from England and Scotland.

Take a step back in time and visit Derry-Londonderry where you will find a city crammed full of heritage and history.

This is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland. The walls were built in 1613-1618 as a defence for the early seventeenth century settlers from England and Scotland.

The walls provide a walkway around the inner city, are between 12 and 35 feet and are one of the greatest examples in Europe of Walled Cities. This is truly a walled town that has preserved its Renaissance style street plan .

The four original gates to the city were called Bishop’s Gate, Ferryquay Gate, Butcher Gate and Shipquay Gate.

Highlights
  • One of the greatest examples in Europe of a Walled City
  • Standing strong since the 17th century
  • Renaissance style street plan
Useful Information

Tours available from the Tourist Information Centre

Getting There
Map Location: 54.993995, -7.325692
Contact 17th Century Walls

Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland


W: www.visitderry.com
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