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St. Columb's Cathedral

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Address: London St. | Londonderry, Derry, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 7126 7313

Majestic, neo-Gothic Church of Ireland (Anglican) Cathedral, built between...

Majestic, neo-Gothic Church of Ireland (Anglican) Cathedral, built between 1628 and 1633. St. Columb's is the oldest and most historic building within the walled City of Londonderry. It has recently been extensively restored. The Chapter House Museum displays artefacts from the Siege of Londonderry in 1689 and also many other interesting items.There is an audio visual display which tells the visitor the history of the Cathedral and there are guide leaflets available in 8 Languages. Admission is free - donations are welcome.

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A great place of worship and history

We spent about 30 mins inside this fine church building, looking at the plaques, the flags, and the architecture. Its an old building but very well preserved. The is also a small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashley A
lisbellaw n.ireland

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lisbellaw n.ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 30 mins inside this fine church building, looking at the plaques, the flags, and the architecture. Its an old building but very well preserved. The is also a small museum and the highlight is the 4 locks that locked the gates in 1689, and other important documents. There is no cost but you are advised to give... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must if travelling to Derry and interested in History.Its set on route beside the Derry Walls and is steeped in culture.It has been restored and is worth a visit if in the city.

Thank KittyDoire
Lanark, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived in the city late in the afternoon after travelling overnight from the mainland and driving from Belfast. I was spending the night in Derry and stopped off to see the famous walls of the city when I noticed the Cathedral open. I was excited to go in and look at the inside as I love visiting old buildings, especially... More 

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Tourguidestcol, Tour Guide at St. Columb's Cathedral, responded to this review

First of all may I apologise for this. It should not have happened, We do not charge for admission except in the case of commercial tour groups. For other visitors there is a notice requesting voluntary donations and that's exactly what they should be-voluntary. No visitor should be approached or put under any pressure to make a donation nor should... More 

Ballina, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Cathedral. We sat on the Gallery and had great downwards view of altar . Stained glass windows are fantastic

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Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This ornate building is magnificent in its architecture and it has quite a detailed timeline of the history of Derry. Some of the original locks are on view in the little museum room of the cathedral. There are quite a number of artifacts here which one really needs to browse at ones leisure. A token donation box is available at... More 

Thank L W
Derry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

coming from the other side of the community i found the the Cathedral very interesting and intriguing there was a lot of information on display about the the city of Derry well worth a visit

Thank Gerry G
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Beautiful historical building and the little museum room with plenty of information on its history. We were lucky to get speaking to two gentlemen who told us a lot about the architecture and the restoration works done to date. Well worth a visit.

Thank Brenda B
Craigavon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

What a wonderful building. The stained glass windows alone are well worth a visit. We got a warm welcome and had an unscheduled, interesting tour.

Thank Agn M
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We called in to the Cathedral to ask a few questions and the staff were really helpful and enthusiastic! Within a few minutes I was looking at Baptism records belonging to my Great great Aunts and Uncles and the font in which they were baptised! I also bought a book which gave the history of the area, where my ancestors... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Beautiful Gothic style building with a rich history. The interior certainly merits a (free) visit when it's open.

Thank Paul S

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