Question: Is there a ticket to the walled city of Derry?

The Visit Derry Pass is the Official Sightseeing ticket for the Walled City of Derry~Londonderry. Valid for one or two days the pass provides access to ten handpicked attractions, saving money on admission fees whilst seeing the best the city has to offer.

Can you walk the walls of Derry?

Walk the Walls – ramparts top and dry moat The Dry Moat Walk The best way to see the Derry Walls is to walk around the exterior of the monument, exiting the Walled City through New Gate, passing by Bishops Gate and re-entering the Walled City through Butcher Gate.

Why were the Derry Walls built?

Derrys walls were originally built by the Irish Society between 1613 and 1619. They were built with the intention of protecting the Scottish and English planters that had moved to Ulster as part of the Plantation of Ulster that had been established by James I.

What are Protestant areas in Derry?

The Waterside is a mainly Protestant and unionist area, while the rest of Derry City is mainly Irish Catholic and nationalist. During the Troubles, the Watersides Protestant population grew, probably as a result of Protestants moving there from the west side of the river.

Why do they call it Free Derry?

Free Derry (Irish: Saor Dhoire) was a self-declared autonomous Irish nationalist area of Derry, Northern Ireland, that existed between 1969 and 1972, during the Troubles. Its name was taken from a sign painted on a gable wall in the Bogside which read, You are now entering Free Derry.

What is the difference between Derry and Londonderry?

The names of the city and county of Derry or Londonderry in Northern Ireland are the subject of a naming dispute between Irish nationalists and unionists. Legally, the city and county are called Londonderry, while the local government district containing the city is called Derry City and Strabane.

Why is it called Free Derry?

Free Derry (Irish: Saor Dhoire) was a self-declared autonomous Irish nationalist area of Derry, Northern Ireland, that existed between 1969 and 1972, during the Troubles. Its name was taken from a sign painted on a gable wall in the Bogside which read, You are now entering Free Derry.

What is someone from Derry called?

Londonderry According to the citys Royal Charter of 10 April 1662, the official name is Londonderry.

What do you call a person from Derry?

The name Derry is preferred by nationalists and it is broadly used throughout Northern Irelands Catholic community, as well as that of the Republic of Ireland, whereas many unionists prefer Londonderry; however, in everyday conversation Derry is used by most Protestant residents of the city.

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