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Christ Church Cathedral

Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 677 8099
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Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin's oldest buildings, a leading visitor attraction and a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years. Famous for its breathtaking beauty, magnificent architectural features and wonderful floor tiles, Christ Church is also popular as a venue and is host to many high profile concerts throughout the year. It is home to the tomb of Strongbow, leader of the Normans, who captured Dublin in 1170. The Medieval Crypt, one of the largest in Britain and Ireland, extends under the entire Cathedral and contains The Mummified cat and rat, trapped in the organ in the 1860s. Guided tours, including the belfry, available up to five times a day Monday to Saturday.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 677 8099
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to Christ church, having walked by this church for many years I recently only went inside and I was stunned!! Displays of gorgeous garments and magnificent architecture, I would love to go to a concert here. Situated in city center...More

1  Thank Ciara_Kehoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to visit Dublin just for the history, culture as well as the people and overall beauty. Great tour guides and so much to absorb and learn. This was one of those amazing sites to visit. So much history - loved, it as well...More

1  Thank ShazFay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful cathedral with amazing crypt! It left us mesmerized! Helpful reception that told us all the stone came from Ireland.

1  Thank pappyfred
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is a treasure. The upstairs crypts are amazing and the catacomb type area beneath the church was so interesting. There is a short film that explains a lot of the history.

1  Thank Carol A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the tour through this Cathedral and was well worth the price. Guide was excellent and informative. Lots of steps to climb if you go to the bell tower, but excellent views. You even get a chance to ring the bells.

Thank IowaBoy46
Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical architecture. We were lucky enough to hear part of of mass with young female singers. Acoustics was excellent.

Thank joed11777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Irish put up with so much. This cathedral is a part of a long and nasty history with the British. Is is a beautiful place. The crypt is amazing and we spent a good long time taking in the stories of the Catholic/Anglican history...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will be interested to learn the story of how there could be two Catholic Cathedrals in one city at the same time. We visited this church after St. Patrick's. A wedding had just taken place and parishioners were busy resetting the harvest table for...More

Thank mcconnellboys
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Dublinia we also purchased entrance to Christ Church Cathedral. Designed and built by the same architect that built St. Patricks Cathedral right next door, this structure is a beautifule example of Irish Gothic Architecture. It is simple beautiful and you must visit the crypts...More

Thank MillboroGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crypt is just vast here, and filled with treasures carefully documented and displayed. The Cathedral itself is also beautiful with so much to see. We bought admission online for a reduced price with early entry and were glad of it. It’s a popular tourist...More

Thank murmac2017
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9 May 2017|
Response from Christ Church C | Property representative |
Hi, The guided tour takes approximately 45 minutes, which includes a visit to the belfry to ring the cathedral bells.
22 January 2017|
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Response from Christ Church C | Property representative |
Hi Michelle, Thanks for your query. The cathedral, crypt and treasury are all included in the general admission to the cathedral. However, the belfry can only be accessed by going on a guided tour, for health and safety... More
17 December 2016|
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Response from Christ Church C | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We'll try to get it fixed as soon as possible. You can buy all of our tickets at the welcome desk, and at this time of year you shouldn't encounter a very long queue. Ruairi