Derry is one of the five cities of Northern Ireland and lies at the head of Lough Foyle on the border with Donegal. The city dates back to the 6th century and is an eclectic mix of ancient and modern with a warm welcome for visitors. Derry will be at the centre of world attention in July 2012 when it becomes the first Northern Irish city to host the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Derry will also be the inaugural UK City of Culture in 2013.
Derry is a fortified city famous for its city walls which surround it to this day. The walls rise to a height of 25 feet and in places are 30 feet wide. The walls were completed in 1618 to defend the Plantation city and have never been breached. Lough Foyle is a large sea Lough that connects the River Foyle estuary to the Atlantic Ocean it is a haven for wildlife and in particular waterfowl.