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Audley’s Castle

Audley’s Castle

Built probably in the 15th century, Audley’s Castle is a three-story stone structure named after the Audleys, the late 16th century owners of the property.   From the parking area, a gravel service road takes you to the castle.   Unfortunately, there was no...
The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges

Originally planted by the Stuart family over 200 years ago, the Dark Hedges are a beech tree canopy covering Bregagh Road.   Originally Bregagh Road was a private driveway leading to Gracehill House, the Stuart family estate. About 150 beech trees once lined both...
Mussenden Temple

Mussenden Temple

Finished in 1783, Mussenden Temple was a summer library inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli. The 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry, also known as the Earl Bishop, built this domed structure for his niece, Frideswide Mussenden. When Frideswide died in 1785,...
Free Derry Corner

Free Derry Corner

A white wall with the slogan ‘You are now entering Free Derry’ painted on it sits where Fahan Street, Lecky Road, and Rossville Street meet. What does it mean and why is it here?   On January 5. 1969, John Caker Casey painted this phrase on a small...