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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California3,044 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable Hour
    Once you gain access to the wall, you’ll be rewarded with a nice circular walk affording vistas of the city and surrounding countryside. You can take exit routes and explore the neighborhoods, or just wander around and read the informative placards. The fortified wall is sturdy and surprisingly wide. Nice engineering job.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 May 2023
  • MrsWYN-R
    North Yorkshire, United Kingdom3,041 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Views over the City of Derry
    On a walking tour of Derry and the city walls as part of our tour of Ireland. Very knowledgeable guide took us along part of the main city wall for an hour pointing out historical buildings. Great views across the city of Derry and able to see the artwork on the sides of the buildings in the Bogside area. Would have liked to have walked further along the wall only being a large group we had time restraints. Derry is a very pleasant and interesting city containing alot of history.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • ruthandvern
    Wilton, California15,442 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic structure
    We took the walls walk in two bites. One day would suffice except we stop for buildings en route. The structure is still viable with the steep dry moat surrounding. No wonder it was never breached. The views from every side are spectacular. From this, Cityside, across to Waterside across the River Foyle and facing opposite the bogside - place of significant troubles.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia4,857 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting historical walls
    While in town we walked along the walls with a tour guide who gave us lots of information . Some great old canons are still in place to see. Lovely views out over the river and the residential area beyond . Loved the old gateways, not a lot of room for the likes of buses to get through. Have a walk and enjoy
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Danks Knows
    Shoalhaven, Australia2,072 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice city fortifications
    Derry, or Londonderry, in Northern Ireland is a walled city. The fortification runs around the city centre. It is free to walk the wall. From the wall you get excellent views of the rest of Derry, which is lower down, in particular Bogside area. If you come to Derry then a walk around the walls is a must do.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 September 2023
  • hoben57
    Houston, Texas40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Walk
    We had a short stay in Derry and spent some time at the Derry Walls walking on our own. We enjoyed walking the area and learning about the history of the walls. The cannons are a nice touch and provide a fun photo op.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Anuj_Mithani
    Mumbai, India3,928 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect orientation into Londonderry
    The 17th century fortifications are still intact and free to access ! We stopped in Derry en route to Portrush, parking at the Foyleside shopping centre. There is an entrance to thw walls nearby, just past the famous Derry Girls mural. It took about an hour taking a loop around, and we enjoyed great views and absorbing the city's history from a unique perspective. Lots of informative signposts en route.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 November 2023
  • John
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Five star walking tour of Derry.
    Did this tour today and had a great experience with tour guide Pat. Very knowledgeable and delivered the history with a great dollop of humour. Great guy, great history and great value at £6 per person.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 April 2024
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John
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Did this tour today and had a great experience with tour guide Pat. Very knowledgeable and delivered the history with a great dollop of humour. Great guy, great history and great value at £6 per person.
Written 11 April 2024
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Annmarie
Arlington, VA417 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The walls were different than I was expecting, much larger for walking around compared to other city walls I'm familiar with. We did a short walk on them up to the Derry Girls mural and would have done a longer walk if we had the time.
Written 8 April 2024
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Brian C
Golden, CO157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The Walls are incredible and must be seen. The history of Derry is tied to the Walls and you will learn a lot about the area.
Written 3 April 2024
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Mark Farrell
Ballaghaderreen, Ireland118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Beautiful views of a beautiful city. Derry is beautiful city and walk along the wall gives you a chance to take it all in and enjoy
Written 26 November 2023
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annmdownes
Glasgow, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Lovely, enjoyable and informative walk - extremely well maintained - not to be missed either as part of a walking tour or independently
Written 21 November 2023
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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India3,928 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The 17th century fortifications are still intact and free to access ! We stopped in Derry en route to Portrush, parking at the Foyleside shopping centre. There is an entrance to thw walls nearby, just past the famous Derry Girls mural. It took about an hour taking a loop around, and we enjoyed great views and absorbing the city's history from a unique perspective. Lots of informative signposts en route.
Written 14 November 2023
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hoben57
Houston, TX40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a short stay in Derry and spent some time at the Derry Walls walking on our own. We enjoyed walking the area and learning about the history of the walls. The cannons are a nice touch and provide a fun photo op.
Written 10 November 2023
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lps o
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fabulous walk around Derry city. Lovely and peaceful. Lovely to see which has so much history. Would highly recommend a visit.
Written 1 November 2023
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Danks Knows
Shoalhaven, Australia2,072 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Derry, or Londonderry, in Northern Ireland is a walled city. The fortification runs around the city centre. It is free to walk the wall. From the wall you get excellent views of the rest of Derry, which is lower down, in particular Bogside area.
If you come to Derry then a walk around the walls is a must do.
Written 22 September 2023
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
While in town we walked along the walls with a tour guide who gave us lots of information .
Some great old canons are still in place to see.
Lovely views out over the river and the residential area beyond .
Loved the old gateways, not a lot of room for the likes of buses to get through. Have a walk and enjoy
Written 20 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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