View from outside the city walls

Londonderry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe. It was the last walled town of its type to be constructed in Europe. The city walls were built during the period 1613-1618 by The Honourable, The Irish Society as defences for early seventeenth century settlers from Scotland and England.

The walls were built of local stone, finished with sandstone.  They are approximately 1.5km in circumference and form a walkway around the inner city providing a unique promenade that can be viewed three ways - from the outside, the inside or the top: each experience is entirely different and affords radically different perspectives.