The best way to experience these magnificent 400yr old walls is by taking a stroll along the rampart walkway. Today we did just that and captured a few 360° panoramic photos while there.
In its heyday, Derry’s St Columb’s Hall was a vibrant, much-loved theatre attracting many thousands through its doors in pursuit of escape and entertainment.
Located within the city’s Walls, First Derry Presbyterian Church has a significant historical context. It is believed to be on the site of an earlier Presbyterian church founded in 1690, as a reward for the bravery of the Presbyterian’s during the Siege of Derry in 1689.
The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall was opened in 1877, dedicated to the memory of the thirteen Apprentice Boys who closed the City gates in 1688.
This museum in Derry is dedicated to telling the rich railway history of the city and surrounding area. At the heart of the exhibition is a recreated railway station platform
Dominating the skyline on all approaches to the city of Londonderry is Saint Columb’s Cathedral, which has stood on its prominent site inside the famous walls of Derry since 1633.
The Tower Museum takes the visitor on a high-tech audio-visual narrative tour of the Story of Derry. From the first evidence of human habitation in 7000BC through to the troubles and the peace process, it is all here and exemplified by models and a wide range of artefacts.
The Workhouse Museum is a restored 19th-century workhouse on 23 Glendermott Road, Waterside, Derry. The two-floor museum includes an extensive display titled ‘The Atlantic Memorial’, a reference to the extensive role played by the city in the Second World War.
A wide range of paraphernalia pertaining to Derry as a Port is on display, ranging from a full-size reproduction of an ‘Iona Currach’ which Colmcille used to sail from Derry to the Scottish island.
Built during the 19th century, the Heritage Tower was once the prison home to famous Irish leaders, Wolfe Tone and De Valera. The Tower is located in the Fountain area of the city.