Blue Plaques of the Maiden City Walking Tour
The "Embrace a Giant Spirit" brand is a collection of new and unique experiences in Northern Ireland, supported by Tourism Northern Ireland.
I am pleased that my Blue Plaques of the Maiden City has recently been accepted within this programme.
Duration of the Tour
The tour normally lasts 2 hours and guests would make their way from the start point near the Peace Tree in Ebrington Square, over the Peace Bridge into the city centre, and then in a circular route in and around the 400 year old Walls before finishing near the Visit Derry Information Centre in Waterloo Place.
There is also an extended version of the tour available which lasts approx 3 and a half hours (including a refreshment break) that would cover an additional seven blue plaques in the wider city area. Alternatively this extended section could be made available as a custom designed stand alone tour too.
Tour Start Point
The starting point for this tour is beside the Peace Tree sculpture on Browning Drive near Ebrington Square.
There is a surface car park for Ebrington Square approx 50 yards from the Peace Tree.
If you are coming by train - turn left at the exit and walk along the Greenway for approx 10 minutes until you reach the Peace Bridge, then enter the Square and after 300 metres (keeping the Stables Inn to your left) walk to the Peace Tree.
If you are in City Centre, cross the Peace Bridge and follow earlier directions as per Train station.
Tour Finish Point
The tour ends adjacent to the Visit Derry Visitor Information Centre, which is a convenient location to find out more information about places to see in the city and also to enjoy refreshments.