Discover Derry Bogside on a historic walking tour with a first-hand and on-site analysis of the Bloody Sunday story in Derry City. Explore its political and social repercussions.
Where to go
Northern Ireland's second-largest city, Londonderry, also known as Derry, has long been a hub for history, culture and art. Wander around the 400-year-old city walls, used to protect the city from the English and Scottish during the 17th century. Learn about the city’s complex history on a walking tour and see the Bogside murals (the People’s Gallery). Completed by three local men, the art depicts the events surrounding the sectarian violence and civil rights protests in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Stroll across the Peace Bridge, a symbol of unity between the largely unionist east side of Derry and the largely nationalist west. Visit the Mussenden Temple, perched on a cliff edge or hit the Causeway Coastal Route and see the famous Giant’s Causeway.
St Columb’s Cathedral, Tower Museum and the Free Derry Museum are also notable places of interest. After you absorb all of the history that is contained within its city walls and explore a lively pub (or two), you'll see why it was crowned the UK's City of Culture in 2013.