Derry City Walls, Derry

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  • Created: January 20, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Derry
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Derry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. The Walls were built during the period 1613-1618 as defences for early 17 cent. settlers from England and Scotland. 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. The Walls vary in width between 12 and 35 feet.. The city claims Europe’s largest collection of cannon whose origins are known precisely. Many of them thundered in anger over the two seventeenth century sieges. In 2005 the surviving 24 cannon were restored.

1. Derry City Walls, Derry

Altitude: 4 m