Attractions in Derry
A walk around the walls in Derry Londonderry reveals a splendid city crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene. The Walls, which are approximately 1.5km in circumference, form a walkway around the inner city and provide a unique promenade to view the layout of the original town which still preserves its Renaissance Style street plan to this day.
Free Derry Corner
The slogan 'You are now entering Free Derry' was painted on the gable wall of a house in the Bogside in 1969 at the height of the city's troubles when local people erected barricades and created a no-go area for police and troops. This poignant feature was preserved as a national monument when the row of houses to which it was originally attached were demolished.
The Peace Bridge is a cycle and foot bridge across the River Foyle in Derry, Northern Ireland. It opened on 25 June 2011, connecting Ebrington Square with the rest of the city centre. It is the newest of three bridges in the city, the others being the Craigavon Bridge and the Foyle Bridge. The 235 metres (771 ft) bridge was designed by AECOM, who also designed the Sutong Yangtze River Bridge, and Wilkinson Eyre Architects, who also designed the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
Hands Across The Divide
As you enter the city across Craigavon Bridge, the first thing you see is the Hands Across the Divide monument. This striking bronze sculpture of two men reaching out to each other symbolises the spirit of reconciliation and hope for the future; it was unveiled in 1992, 20 years after Bloody Sunday.
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Originally built in 1897, The Guildhall is the centre of local government and has a superb visitor centre with free admission. The Guildhall showcases a range of informative, interactive displays outlining the city and districts' troubled history dating back many hundreds of years offering a very balanced account of the events which have made the city so historic.
Ebrington Square is a public space and tourist attraction built upon the former army parade ground at Ebrington Barracks.Ebrington is a 26-acre site with 19 remaining buildings, 14 of which are listed. The site features a 19th century star fort, connected to the historic walled city by the iconic Peace Bridge.
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Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's first UNESCO Heritage Site, is a geological wonder and home to a wealth of history and legend. The 40,000 basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago intrigue and inspire visitors. State of the art interpretation within the award winning Visitor Centre unlocks the mystery and stories of this amazing place and offers a unique glimpse into the wonder that is the Giant's Causeway. Visitors can explore way-marked trails and enjoy spectacular coastal scenery accompanied by an innovative audio-guide available in 11 languages.
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