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St. Columb's Cathedral

London St. | Londonderry, Derry, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7126 7313
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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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London St. | Londonderry, Derry, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic cathedral was first built in 1633. Located in walled city of Derry Northern Ireland. Really great architecture and worth a visit.

Thank JimmyJackk
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral was very close of our parking spot so it was the first place we visited when we started discovering the walled city. The building is beautiful and well set. While in town, there are big spaces around it. It makes for lovely photos....More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

It's an interesting building, architecturally speaking both inside and outside. The grand scale and the heavily decorated interior is also quite nice. However, what perhaps puts a dampener of the visit is that the front reception is a shop and you can't take photos without...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Very atmospheric a collection of old military flags which it was explained to me on disbanding of a military regiment the flags are hung here high in the cathedral until they drop. One does not have the diagonal red cross of St Patrick so is...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a most beautiful Cathedral well worth a visit, you are made to feel most welcome its a lovely place for quite and reflection

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Dating back to the early 1600's, this cathedral evokes a time long, long ago. Its thick stone walls and austere interior blend perfectly. It occupies a prime location along the city walls. The burial ground is quite substantial for a city cathedral. Its main spire...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Cathedral has some historical significance being the first Cathedral built after the Reformation. That is probably the most interesting part of the Cathedral but it is beautifully located next to the City Walls.

Thank Redhillblue
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Lovely cathedral. Staff were very friendly and helpful. They found historical records of my family for me. I was thrilled. The cathedral has an informative film. Entry is free but they need the donations to keep the cathedral going.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a beautiful church worth checking out. The architecture and stained glass were impressive. There was a wedding going on when I visited, so I couldn't spend the time I normally would have.

Thank NHjo
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

A beautiful ancient cathedral with a museum inside holding some of Derrys best history. A must see when you visit the town and a bonus if you attend when there's a musical event as the acoustics are wonderful

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Not sure what you are on about here? It's a Church that is open to the public you can take your children with you supervised.
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