History & Heritage

As Ireland's only Walled City, Derry has a rich history & heritage with a range of attractions & museums each with its own unique story to tell. From being a former immigration port, to the troubles, from the landmarks to the music, Derry has something for all the family to discover. 

We highly recommend taking a walking tour with City Walking Tours which has a 5* grading from Tourism NI. 

Derry Walls

Derry is the only remaining completely Walled City in Ireland and one of the finest example's in Europe. The Walls are over 400 years old and approx 1.5km in circumference which form a walkway around the city that provide unparallel viewing areas.


Fashioned in Neo-gothic style The Guildhall is the city's most iconic building. As well as being home to their impressive stained-glass windows about the Plantation of Ulster there is an interacitve section about the building's history

Tower Museum   

Located within the city walls this is a must see attraction. The museum hosts permanent exhibitions including The Story of Derry and An Armada Shipwreck- La Trinidad Valencera, as well as an open air facility with panoramic views overlooking the city. 

Peace Bridge

Since its launch in 2011 the Peace Bridge has become an integral part of the city & is one of it's key attractions. Representing "The Hands across the Divide" statue the bridge connects the two sides of the city as a symbol of peace & overcoming adversity. Make sure to get your selfie here, it's a must do! 

Ebrington Square 

Ebrington is a former military heritage site located on the riverfront. It played a significant role in both World Wars and was pivotal during the Battle of the Atlantic. Take a walk across the Peace Bridge and enjoy this public space which is host to cafes & restaurants as well as the venue for outdoor events & concerts.