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This short walk around the city walls of Derry – the only remaining walled city in Ireland – delivers superb views over historic buildings and the River Foyle.
Derry’s walls were built in the early 1400s as defences against early English and Scottish settlers, and the remaining sections you can see today are one of the finest examples of city walls found anywhere in Europe.
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The entire route is roughly one mile in length on an elevated walkway around Derry’s inner city and visits the wall’s four original gates – Bishop’s Gate, Ferryquay Gate, Butcher Gate and Shipquay Gate. From the walls you’ll peer down into the original town centre of Derry, which still retains much of its Renaissance architecture and street plan.
The walls vary between 12 and 35 feet wide and some sections have wheelchair access.
This route was voted 45th in a 2017 ITV poll to find Britain’s Favourite Walk.
TOG VERDICT: A short but stunning walk around one of Europe’s most beautiful and well preserved city walls.