Butcher's Gate
Butcher's Gate
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,933 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
The Butchers Gate by the Maldron Hotel is one of the original four gates of the city, so-called as the butchers back in the day had their premises here.
The walls are magnificent, utterly beguiling, and all the gates and bastions are worth a visit. There are numerous plaques along the way giving plenty of Information. The views are superb from lots of points, the Butchers Gate is sonewhat overlooked by surrounding buildings to be amongst the best for views. Still well worth a stop though.
Written 14 April 2019
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Steveodo
Carrickfergus, UK5,627 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
This is the gate through Derry’s walls that is overlooked by the tall yellow Maldron Hotel. We found it handy to get back to the old town centre after seeing the murals in the Bogside. I was saddened to see that protective mesh fences had been put atop the nearby section of the historical walls. Where that ended some paint bomb lobbed from the grassy bank below had hit the back of the Walker's Memorial Plinth.
Written 2 June 2017
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silverbrook
London, Canada4,771 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
This gate is one of the original four gates of the city walls. It's name comes from the types of shops located near it - butcher shops. It does not have a separate archway for pedestrians, just a narrow little footpath, so you have to be mindful if walking through this gate. There is a set of stairs that give you access to the top of the wall on one side of the wall and a ramp on the other. It is relatively plain with tall buildings on one side and brick town-homes and a hill on the other. I would not go out of my way to see this gate unless you want to complete your photo collection.
Written 22 March 2018
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Christopher D
Gurnee, IL210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Butcher's Gate in September 2013. This gate is one of the original four gates of Londonderry/Derry's city walls (in total there are seven gates). The Butcher's Gate was the most heavily damaged during the 1689 Siege by King James II's forces (this gate along with the Bishop's gate). This gate was rebuilt around 1790 and is named because the street inside was named Butcher Street (due to Derry's Butchers having shops on this street).

The gate has historical signs and markers explaining its history during the 1689 Siege. But do not come to this gate and expect you will spend more than a few minutes in awe and wonder -- combine visiting this gate with walking the entire Derry City Walls, and visiting the other six gates.
Written 2 October 2013
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,736 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Butchers gate in Derry is one of the original 4 gates. Gate built in early 1800's in area that was where the area butchers had their shops.
Written 3 February 2018
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DrNic1
Gaithersburg, MD952 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Interesting access point that offers some fascinating insights into the history of the city and the wars and damage. See it with all the other parts of the walled city
Written 21 September 2017
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Xhara71
Rochester, UK663 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Under the gate on a Saturday is a man with a stall selling Derry City/Celtic scarves and purses/cigarette lighters etc
Written 5 March 2017
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