Church Bastion

Church Bastion was originally named King James’ bulwark in honour of James I but was renamed during the siege because of its proximity to the Cathedral. The 2 cannon on this bastion date from 1942 and were commissioned by Marchant Taylers London. This Bastian over looks the fountain estate and houses were built right against the walls from 1830 -1970. It now offers good views over the Fountain and over to the other side of the Foyle. The Fountain got its name from the reservoir that was built right next to this bastion in 1810.

Part of
The Derry Walls
The Derry Walls are the most complete set of town walls in Ireland and the largest ancient monument in Northern Ireland. They were built by the Honourable the Irish Society between 1613 and 1619 to protect the new plantation city of Londonderry after the previous attempt to establish a settlement was destroyed. Like much of the old city fortifications across the world they now stand as a tourist attraction with many people coming to the city to walk along the walls.