Tour Locations | Derrie Danders: A Guide to the Quayside and North City
Visit Derry - Visitor Information Office
Welcome to the city of Derry/Londonderry and the audio tour, "A North City Quayside Walk". My name is David Douglas and I am a tour guide in the city with Derrie Danders Walking Tours.
In this particular audio tour, we take a walk along the northern side of the West Bank of the River Foyle known as the Quayside or Strand, and then return back here again after a wider walk around the Northern outskirts of the city. In our tour today we will focus on the aspects of emigration and education in our city, as people left in their quest for a new life, or stayed here in their quest for knowledge.
You are currently standing outside the main Visitor Information Centre in the city, in Waterloo Place. You may wish to return here after your tour to find out some information about other places to visit in the city and the local area or to use some of its facilities and interactive displays or purchase gift souvenirs or refreshments, especially from local businesses in their "Taste of Derry" section.
Before we get going, let me briefly explain how VoiceMap works.
It uses your location to play audio at the right time and place. This means you can put your phone away now. Don't worry if I'm silent in between locations, that's normal. There's a map on your screen if you ever feel lost, and if you do get way off track without noticing, VoiceMap will let you know.
So, let's get going. I'll tell you more about the city as you walk.
With the Information Centre on your right start walking along the street, keeping the old City Walls on your right and in the direction of the large square, Shipquay Place.
The famous Walls of the city will be on your right, and you will walk past Magazine Gate first. Originally the nearby River Foyle came right up to the city walls but in the 1800's this land was reclaimed and the river was pushed back about 100 metres.