Wednesday 7 December 2016

The Walls of Derry - Way to go

Published 23/07/2011 | 05:00

WAY TO GO

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Map: OS of Ireland 1:50,000 Discovery Sheet 7; city centre map from TIC.

TRAVEL: Rail/bus (nirailways.co.uk): Derry Road: From Belfast, M2, M22, A6. Car park signed beside TIC on Foyle Embankment.

WALK DIRECTIONS: From TIC, up Bridge Street (opposite) to Ferryquay Gate. Left along walls walkway. At Bishop's Gate, descend to visit St Columb's Cathedral. Return to walls and continue. At Butcher Gate leave walled city; descend Fahan St to Free Derry Corner. Right along Rossville St to Museum of Free Derry. Continue to roundabout; right to return to walled city at Tower Museum. Guildhall is opposite. Return to walls at Shipquay Gate; left to Ferryquay Gate and return to TIC.

LENGTH: Allow half a day

GRADE: Easy

DON'T MISS: Ornate wall gates; St Columb's Cathedral and Chapter House Museum; Walker's Plinth; Free Derry Corner, murals and Museum of Free Derry; Tower Museum, Guildhall windows.

REFRESHMENTS: Try Java Café, Artillery Street, opposite Ferryquay Gate (026-7136-2100)

GUIDE: Adrian Callan (07793-525478)

INFORMATION: St Columb's Cathedral: London Street (026-7126-7313)

MUSEUM OF FREE DERRY: 55 Glenfada Park, Bogside (026-7136-0886)

TOWER MUSEUM: Union Hall Place (026-7137-2411)

GUILDHALL: Guildhall Square (026-7137-7335)

DERRY TIC: 44 Foyle St, Derry BT48 6AT (026-7126-7284; derryvisitor.com) walkni.com; discoverireland.ie/walking

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