Magilligan point is a peninsula that lies in the northwest of County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, at the entrance of Lough Foyle. The name “Magilligan” comes from “MacGilligans country” which formed a major part of the barony of Keenaght and is situated within Causeway Coast and Glens district.
The Magilligan Point guards the mouth of Lough Foyle and is also home to Lough Foyle Ferry and Martello Tower which has been beautifully restored but is actually locked. Heading to this place means that you are willing to have a short walk by the beach in order to enjoy the good weather – according to when you are visiting 🙂 – or else to spot the bird and sea life.
Magilligan Point - 360 Degree Video - County Londonderry, Northern Ireland - Entrance to Lough Foyle
The most interesting thing about visiting Magilligan Point in Northern Ireland is considered the tower which - according to history - is believed to be built in order to stop the French invasion, and thus one of the main reasons why tourists tend to come to this place is actually to see that tower.Martello towers, which are also referred to as Martellos - are those small defensive forts built back across the British Empire in the 19th century and most of them were coastal forts. The reason why they are believed to be built in order to stop the French invasion is the fact that when they were built, it was the time of the French Revolutionary Wars. The way these towers were built back in time, helped with invasions due to their strong structures and the way they were built, but now most of them are considered historical monuments and attractions that people visit in order to enjoy what the old people used to build and were good at.