«February 2021»

City of Derry International Choir Festival goes digital

Music to our ears as the City of Derry International Choir Festival is getting an online make-over for its 2020 edition and is thrilled to announce an exciting and diverse programme, taking place this October 21 – 25.

St Columb's Cathedral is the city's most historic building

Did you know that Saint Columb's Cathedral, which is situated inside our historic City Walls, is the city's most historic building. It contains artefacts from the Siege and is even home to the lock and keys of the original City Gates. 

Attractions and Businesses Reopening Dates

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Walled City. To help you plan your visit we have listed our attractions and business members' reopening dates for your convenience.

‘You are now entering Free Derry’

‘You are now entering Free Derry’.

It’s quite possibly the most photographed gable wall in Ireland; and a visit to the city isn’t complete without a trip to the Bogside area to see the Free Derry Corner in all its glory.

More Zoom backgrounds!

We know lots of you have loved using our Zoom backgrounds from the historic Walled City of Derry~Londonderry. 

The 'Catwalk'

Heard of the term 'Catwalk' and ever wondered where it came from? Well, it's claimed that the very term was coined in the historic Walled City of Derry~Londonderry. 

Shops open for business in Derry~Londonderry

Shops in Derry are opening up again, including a number of our Visit Derry members.

The City Gates

There are seven gates (entrances) to the Walled City. Four of these are original gates; Shipquay Gate, Bishop's Gate, Butcher Gate and Ferryquay Gate. The three other gates - Castle Gate, New Gate and Magazine Gate were added between 1790 and 1888.