In this video, we take you on a tour of the Derry Walls. They were originally built by the Irish Society between 1613 and 1619.
They were built to protect the Scottish and English planters that had moved to Ulster as part of the Plantation of Ulster that had been established by James I.
As a result of the building of the city’s defenses by the Irish Society, which was a consortium of livery companies based out of the City of London, the city was officially renamed Londonderry in the 1613 royal charter.
This is what has subsequently led to the naming dispute for the city and county of Derry/Londonderry.
The walls are at the centre of the historic city of Derry and within them are a number of Derry’s most important landmarks including the Apprentice Boy’s Hall and St. Columb’s Cathedral.
If you want to know what to see in Derry, taking a tour of the walls will allow you to fully experience all the city has to offer within them when you next visit.
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