Belfast City Tours - Derry/ Londonderry Tour
Belfast city tours black taxi tour to Derry/Londonderry , The Peace Bridge, Derry Murals and Monuments.
Take a day trip to Derry/ Londonderry, walk the city walls and Peace Bridge. Visit the Bogside area of Derry where it is said the 'Troubles' began. See the Murals and Monuments depicting some of the city's political history.
The name Derry is an Anglicisation of the Irish name Daire or Doire meaning "oak grove". In 1613, the city was granted a Royal Charter by King James I and the "London" prefix was added, changing the name of the city to Londonderry. While the city is more usually known as Derry, Londonderry is also used and remains the legal name.
Derry is the only remaining completely intact walled city in Ireland. The walls constitute the largest monument in State care in Northern Ireland and are one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe. The Walls, which are approximately 1 mile (1.5 km) in circumference, form a walkway around the inner city.
The city is also nicknamed the Maiden City by virtue of the fact that its walls were never breached during the 105 days Siege of Derry in 1689.
The Peace Bridge is a cycle and footbridge bridge across the River Foyle in Derry which opened on 25 June 2011.
It was intended to bring the largely unionist East Derry closer to the largely nationalist West Derry, South Derry and the City Centre.
The 'Battle of the Bogside' is where catholic rioters fought the police for 3 days following a protestant Apprentice Boys parade in August 1969. This rioting lead to widespread civil disorder right across Northern Ireland and is often considered to be the starting point of the Troubles. In 1972 13 unarmed civilians were shot dead by British paratroopers during a civil rights march in the Bogside area. This event came to be known as 'Bloody Sunday'.
This tour lasts approximately 8 hours
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