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Interesting grave yard

You can buy a guide to the grave yard and if you explore, you will find the burial place of someone... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jackie H
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London, United Kingdom
For history lovers...

Apart from being 'another cathedral', which can become repetitive, a stroll through the graveyard... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
lizzier264
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can buy a guide to the grave yard and if you explore, you will find the burial place of someone linked to the Titanic .The abbey was founded centuries ago and there are accounts of its early history and links to Irish saints. It...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Apart from being 'another cathedral', which can become repetitive, a stroll through the graveyard beside this abbey provides a couple of hours of fascinating history. Many headstones are still reasonably legible centuries later, and online transcripts fill in details where necessary.

Thank lizzier264
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Bangor Abbey fell into disrepair following many Viking raids. It was partially restored by Saint Malachy in the 12th Century. The main body of the current Abbey dates from the 1830's and 1840's - but the tower is from the 15th century - and the...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I have always wanted to get back to Bangor abbey because of its history. In previous times i only got round the cemetery and surrounding area but never inside but while in Bangor for a day finished off by getting into the church and learnt...More

2  Thank C-N_BELFAST
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Bangor Abbey has an incredible history as only those who have heard of St. Gall will know. Visitors from St Gallen in Switzerland come here forging the links with the Abbey and bringing to life the history of Gall leaving these shores and settling there....More

2  Thank joanfarrell2000
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Little piece of history right in the centre of bangor. Church has a presence about it. Have be welcomed in for a visit to have a look around.

Thank P B
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is actually an interesting place to visit and we were fortunate that a member of the congregation was there and showed us around and talked about the history of the church and the surrounding area. It transpired that some members of my husbands family...More

Thank garfieldBelfast
Reviewed 18 September 2015

What a wonderful place to visit. The history and architecture was stunning. A very nice man spent lots of time explaining the history of the church and the area. It was fascinating and so much detail.

2  Thank Rivergirl1
Reviewed 22 August 2015

A great place to visit. It is steeped in history both within the church and also the graveyard. The church itself is has such a feeling of peace. The guides during the summer are ver friendly and so knowledgeable.

2  Thank lakeslover2
Reviewed 10 August 2015

A wonderfully informative preview of local history , leaving very well informed . Almost a local now !

Thank Louise G
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