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Wonder at the Walled City

Pay a visit to Northern Ireland’s Walled City.

A place cloaked in rich heritage and bursting at the seams with artistic, musical and creative brilliance. Somewhere vibrant and energetic. Teeming with tourists, out-of-towners and I-just-popped-over-for-theafternooners.

The famous 17th century walls encircle the city – the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe.

You see, Northern Ireland’s Walled City is the UK’s first ever City of Culture 2013 – a triumph that recognises all the cultural splendour that these city walls keep tucked away inside.

There’s an electrifying atmosphere, famed historical sights and a vibrant arts and music scene. Literature and theatre lie alongside shopping destinations and beautiful places to eat and sleep. Wonderful things to do at dawn and extraordinary things to do at dusk. Swing by. You’ll be captivated.


Start with a tour of the amazing 17th century city walls

Along the way, see Europe’s largest collection of cannons and peer at the beautiful River Foyle

Visit St. Columb’s Cathedral – one of the city’s oldest buildings

Survey the famous murals

Immerse yourself in history at the Tower Museum

Sign up for a guided tour to uncover the city’s rich heritage

See sea-life up close at the Riverwatch Visitor Centre & Aquarium

Swing your club at the Foyle Golf Centre

Pier jump, kayak or banana boat at Creggan Country Park

Go hovercrafting at Foyle Hovercrafting & Leisure

Take in a show at the Millennium Forum, Playhouse Theatre or Waterside Theatre

Love literature? Then visit the Verbal Arts Centre

Experience vibrant youth culture at The Nerve Centre

Hit the shops, boutiques and designer emporiums

Pop into Austin's – the world’s oldest independent department store

Step back in time at the charming Craft Village

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