Londonderry / Derry
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Derry: Walled City Private Tour

1. Derry: Walled City Private Tour

Discover the long history of Derry and the surrounding area on this city walls walking tour. Derry is one of the longest continuously used areas of land in Ireland, dating back some six thousand years. This walking tour takes the 1.4 km circuitous route along the walls. Learn how St Colmcille set his monastery on the island of Doire in 546 before going to Iona in the western isles of Scotland, bringing Christianity to Britain. Hear about Queen Elizabeth I's advance into Ulster, bringing Anglicization and the Protestant religion, then the Irish response to this invasion that led to the Nine Years War 1594-1603, ending with the Flight of the Earls in 1607. Discover why the famous City Walls were built, and why the name of the city is still contested following Derry's change to Londonderry under King James I. Immerse yourself in the history of the Siege of Derry, The Fountain Estate, Derry Gaol, the Apprentice Boys, as well as the Great Hunger and emigration.

Derry: Derry Girls TV Show Filming Locations Tour

2. Derry: Derry Girls TV Show Filming Locations Tour

Visit the walled city of Derry, the only fully walled city in Ireland and Britain, for a fun filled tour of the film locations from the comedy TV show Derry Girls. Explore some of the show’s most iconic filming locations, such as Bishop's Gate, Long Tower Church, Dennis Wee Shop and the all new Derry Girls mural. Stop by Pump Street and learn the difference between a cream horn and a cream finger, and try one for yourself if you fancy it. Along the way, listen to your guide share stories about the local history of Derry as you wander through some of the city’s most beloved landmarks.

Derry: Bloody Sunday & Bogside Murals Walking Tour

3. Derry: Bloody Sunday & Bogside Murals Walking Tour

Begin at the Free Derry Wall and let your local guide take your back in time, through the history of Northern Ireland. Beginning with the partition of Ireland, weave your way through the decades, through the troubles, the peace process and finish with a deeper understanding of the main issues that prevail today. Explore the famous Bogside Murals - the striking artworks that have become central to the neighborhood's identity. Discover the site of the Bloody Sunday Massacre, the controversial moment when British Soldiers fired into protestors in 1972, and pause at the memorial to the massacre looking over the Derry Walls.  

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What people are saying about Londonderry / Derry

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Gleann is hands down is one of the best tour guides I’ve had the pleasure of learning from. He gave us a completely different perspective of Derry and Belfast. He added to the knowledge we already had. He was funny and answered all questions. There are no words to describe how brilliant this tour was and I would do it again to get more information from him. Every penny spent on this tour was worth it and I’d spend more.

The four off us really enjoyed walking the Derry walls with Glenn. It was both good fun and a very worthwhile experience. Glenn is a very knowledgeable and passionate guide regarding The Walls and the City of Derry. 10/10. Thank you.

Gleann was very knowledgeable and funny and I recommend his tours to anyone. He also runs some of the other tours in Derry and is happy to schedule them back to back.

Gleann was very knowledgable and could practically quote scenes back to us! He’s fun and the route was very sensical geographically and historically

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Thoroughly enjoyable and a great way to see Derry. Highly recommended.