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St. Columb's Cathedral

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Address: London St. | Londonderry, Derry, Northern Ireland
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Derry, United Kingdom

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I have been to this Cathedral a couple of time it is amazing if your visiting Derry this is a must to visit.

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A historic building to see beautiful structure and interior a great place to go and see. I one hundred percent recommend :)

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

so beautiful to be there where my mom said I do!!! Gorgeous interior and beautiful structure with such history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Though it doesn't take long to visit, this cathedral is well worth dropping in on, during a circuit of the city walls, or exploration of the walled city. It has a wealth of interesting books, the original keys of the city, and more recent momentos of the Somme and colours of disbanded regiments. Friendly and helpful man at the entrance... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went to have a closer look inside St. Columb's after taking the walking tour. The building has an impressive exterior however you do not get any idea of the beauty of the stained glass windows unless you go inside. Well worth checking it out if you have time.. Entry free but no photography without obtaining a token first.

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