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Londonderry or Derry as it is usually known, lies at the head of Lough Foyle on the border with Ireland. The city dates back to the 6th century and is an eclectic mix of ancient and modern with a warm welcome for visitors. 

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Derry is a fortified city famous for its city walls which surround it to this day. The walls rise to a height of 25 feet and in places are 30feet wide. The walls were completed in 1618 to defend the Plantation city and have never been breached even during the siege of 1688 which lasted for 105 days. 

Inside the walls are many interesting sights including St. Columb's Cathedral, built in 1628 and consecrated in 1634, is the first Protestant cathedral to be constructed in Europe since the Reformation. The cathedral houses the earliest church bell in Ireland, many relics of the 1688-1689 city siege, and the cathedral's stained glass depict scenes from the siege.

 

Lough Foyle is a large sea lough that connects the River Foyle estuary to the Atlantic Ocean it is a haven for wildlife and in particular waterfowl. There is a large population of Whopper swans and Brent geese in the area. 

Lough Foyle   Londonderry NI     Londonderry City Walls 

              Lough Foyle                                            Londonderry                                                City Walls

 

What to see around Londonderry - Attractions

Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne - Landscaped parkland on clifftops. - Castlerock, Coleraine

Calgagh Centre - 4-22, Butcher St, Londonderry, County Londonderry BT48 6HL Tel: 028 7137 3177 

Harbour Museum - Harbour Square, Londonderry, County Londonderry BT48 6AF Tel: 028 7137 7331

Derry City Walls - Visit: Derrywalls

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