Other Sites of Interest...

There are a number of significant sites of interest along the trail including The Peace Bridge, which links the walled city of Derry˜ Londonderry with the monastic city of Derry, as well as links the two sides of the River Foyle.

The Peace Bridge / Guildhall Square SAT NAV : BT48 6PS

peace-bridge-detail-shotThe heritage trail crosses the Foyle on the Peace Bridge which links the two sides of the city. The Medieval pilgrimage started from Port na Long, or ‘Ships Port’ at the modern Shipquay Place and Guild Hall. It finished where the Long Tower Church now stands. To follow the trail pass through Magazine Gate, and proceed up Magazine Street past the Tower Museum towards First Derry.

St Columb’s Well SAT NAV : BT48 6LZ

st-columbs-well-detail-shotSt Columb’s Well, with its 19th century cast-iron pump, is the sole survivor of the three ‘holy wells’ (dedicated respectively
to Saints Columba, Adhamhnán and Martin) known to have been located in this vicinity since medieval times. To visit the site go through Butchers Gate on Magazine St. onto Fahan Street. At the bottom of the hill take a left onto St. Columb’s Wells St. half way along between the terraced houses is the site of the Well.

St Columb’s Cathedral SAT NAV : BT48 6RQ

st-columbs-cathedral-detail-shotSt Columb’s Church of Ireland Cathedral was built in 1633 by the City of London. Cecil Francis Alexander, writer of ‘There is a Green Hill Far Away’, was the wife of the bishop of Derry. The Cathedral was built on the site of a medieval Cisterician Priory.