Tap the App and ‘Walk the Walls’

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan shows the new 'Walk the Walls' app to a tourist.

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan shows the new 'Walk the Walls' app to a tourist.

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A new ‘App’ for Derry’s historic City Walls has been launched by the Environment Minister Mark H Durkan.

The App is based around a 12 point tour of the City Walls - the North’s largest monument in state care.

It includes historical information with images, maps and photographs at each stop.

At five stops, such as at Bishops Gate and Ship Quay Gate, there are also short videos which include computer generated images of those places in the past.

Mark H Durkan said: “This is a new and innovative dimension for tourists to the city. In recent years high quality signage and visitor booklets have been provided.

“This App now provides the visitor with complementary and instant high quality access to our history. I would commend the ‘Walk the Walls’ App to both visitors and locals. It will complement the excellent work of local tour guides.”

The Walls were built between 1613 and 1618.