Take in the sites of this historic city on a walk across the iconic Peace Bridge to Waterside, on the east bank of the River Foyle. We’ll hear about the military past of the area around Ebrington Square, and then continue on through the beautiful grounds of St Columb's Park. We’ll end the tour by making our way to the old railway station through the area of my childhood home in Bonds Street.
On this walking tour, you’ll see and hear about:
• The city's saint, St Columba who established his monastery here in 542 AD. (St Columba is also sometimes called St Colmcille.)
• The city's oldest building, St Brecan's Church, which is in the grounds of the beautiful St Columb's Park
• The Siege of Derry that took place near Stronge's Orchard in 1688 and 1699
• The military and naval barracks at Ebrington
• The city's role in the second world war and the Battle of the Atlantic from 1939 to 1945
• The iconic Peace Bridge and other bridges in the city
• The working class area of Bonds Street and the churches in the area
• The railways in the city, both old and new
• The ongoing development of Ebrington Square
• The modern sculpture of the Peace Tree
Join me as we take a wander around the squares, streets and parks of the Waterside, and see the wider city of Derry/Londonderry.