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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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Fascinating church

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Armadale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

. St Columb's Church of Ireland Cathedral was built in 1633 by the city of London.What a beautiful church this is and with a most interesting history The wife of one of he Bishops of Derry Cecil Frances Alexander wrote many famous hymns - There is a Green Hill Far Away and All Things Bright and Beautiful and there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Free to get in, no photos without donation. This is an open Cathedral so do not be surprised finding someone praying or meditating any day, any time. Be respectful and if you are genuinely interested in this Cathedral's history and what part it played in the Walled City's history, befriend a volunteer and they will unlock secrets for you that... More 

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

from walking around the graveyard with its history to entering this beautiful building i found this a very good visit.the people inside the cathedral the people were so full of information.any questions we asked they answered and also the dvd showing was very well produced.well worth a visit.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

St. Columb's Caythedral was erected in the mid-1600's. it is lovely, peaceful and of course very old. Easy to imagine people coming to find peace and hope in those many centuries past. The stained glass windows are amazing. I will stop there again.

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you are visiting Londonderry this is a must for your list. The Cathedral is simply beautiful. There is no charge but a donation will help to maintain the building. It is very peaceful and the staff are more than happy to answer any questions.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had a short stop at St. columb's Cathedral after spending the day in Derry. It is a lovely church with some pretty stained glass. We had a look through the little atta he'd museum with some interest and a short look inside the cathedral. No photography allowed which disappointed me somewhat, but overall, it's worth a short visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We happened upon this Cathedral by happenstance and decided to stop in. A friendly docent immediately approached us and offered to show us around. He was so kind and knowledgeable. It was as if he took us on our very wonderful journey into the history and soul of Northern Ireland, as seen through the window of that little Cathedral. Thank... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Although you will be told it was built between 1628 and 1633 - much of the interior including the lovely pine ceiling and the stained glass windows are from the 1800's. It is important to have a guide, or read a guide-book to find many of the interesting items in this church. Do look at the needlepoint kneeling pads and... More 

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