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Derrie Danders

About This Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Location: County Derry, United Kingdom
Product Code: 120022P1

Activity Details

I live, and was born and bred in the Waterside area and I have a great love for the city and knowledge of its rich history and enjoy sharing this with locals and visitors alike.

My tour gives a detailed history of the city from its origins to the modern day, including the monastic settlement of St Columba, the impact of Vikings,Normans and Irish/Scottish Kings and Chieftains, the Plantation of Ulster and the building of its iconic Walls, the sieges of Derry and in particular the Great Siege of 1688/89, the aftermath and Presbyterian emigration to the USA, the United Irish rebellion of 1798, industrialisation, railways and bridge building,the 1840s potato famine and Roman Catholic emigation to the USA, the Home Rule crisis and partition, the role of the city in two World Wars and the Cold War, the recent Troubles and the subsequent peace process.

If the dates/times you are interested in are not showing as available, send a message/question as custom tours for groups can be arranged.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shipquay Gate, Shipquay Street, Derry Northern Ireland

In this section of the tour we will be able to see the Walls of Derry, the Guildhall, the Tower Museum, oldest cannons on the Walls and views of Peace Bridge. We will consider the history of the city from its origins to plantation and the building of the Walls.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ferryquay Gate, Ferryquay Street, Derry Northern Ireland

From this section of the tour we will be looking at Ferryquay Gate, the Playhouse, St Columb's Cathedral and the Fountain Estate, as well as discussing aspects of the sieges history of the city

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bishop Gate, Bishop Street, Derry Northern Ireland

In this section of the tour we will be looking at Bishops Gate, Double Bastion, St Augustine's Church,Walkers Plinth, Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, and First Derry Presbyterian Church.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Butcher's Gate, Butcher Street, Derry Northern Ireland

In this section of the tour we will be looking at the section of the Walls from Butcher Gate back to Shipquay Place, and considering more aspects of the city's history from the time of the siege to the present day.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Guildhall Shipquay Place, Derry BT48 6DQ Northern Ireland

A brief introduction only to the Guildhall.
Historic building with stained glass windows,plantation exhibition and council chamber (Only available during 9.30,11.30 and 2.30 tours)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Peace bridge, Queens quay, Derry Northern Ireland

2011 Modern Bridge

Duration: 10 minutes

Type of Activity

Cultural & Theme Tours > Historical & Heritage Tours >

Type of Booking

Instant Confirmation.

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