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Visited as part of my interest in Londonderry's City Wall - and is close to the Guildhall (and the bus station). Still in use on a daily basis. For history "buffs" and general tourists. Historically - was closed to invaders and was part of the Siege of Derry.
During the times of the Seige and before, this gate led to a wooden jetty and the land on which now stands the River Front and Guildhall was all claimed by the River. This jetty is where food and essential supplies where brought into the city.
We walked through this gate headed to the Guildhall. From here you get a great view of the Peace Bridge and Shipquay which will take you to the Diamond Square.
This is one of the larger and more interesting 'gates'. Located close to the Guildhall take a stead walk up to the Diamond if walking at street level. Walking around the Derry Walls past this point will give great views of the city.
A small piece of the Derry City Walls - but probably one that gives the best views for taking photos (including the Guildhall, Peace Bridge and Shipquay Street). Take a walk along the walls and read about some of the history of the city and get a photo of the Roaring Meg cannon!
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