On the banks of the River Foyle in Northern Ireland lies the city of Londonderry, also known as simply Derry, which has a population of around 90,000.
Situated close to the border with the Republic of Ireland, Londonderry has long had close links with nearby County Donegal with the founder of the city, St Columba, hailing from there.
The city is said to be the finest, and certainly most intact, example of a walled city in the whole of Europe, with around a mile of wall surrounding the original city centre. Forming a complete circuit around the old town, the walls are a perfect vantage point from which to survey Londonderry's many stunning examples of ancient architecture. The city's defences were sufficient to withstand a number of sieges over the centuries since the walls' construction, giving Londonderry the nickname, The Maiden City.
Read more about Londonderry in the About Londonderry section.