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“Majestic!”

St. Columb's Cathedral
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City Sightseeing Derry Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #8 of 137 things to do in Derry
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Owner description: 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.
Cambridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Majestic!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This lovely cathedral sits at the highest point of of the walled city. If you are less able then I would recommend using the Foyleside shopping centre's lifts to the top floor and then you'll be at street level :)

The staff are super friendly and the cathedral, although not the most ornate that you'll see in the UK, is well worth the visit. A lovely quiet space for reflection. Free entry although a donation is recommended.

Visited July 2014
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Athlone, Ireland
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109 reviews
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“The First Post-Reformation Cathedral in Ireland.”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

This cathedral can be visited as part of a walk around the walls of Derry city. Having been built less than 400 years ago, it is relatively recent, but contains some interesting items, the most bizarre of which is a mortar shell weighing almost 300 lbs., which was fired into the city during the siege of Derry in 1698. The pulpit is of Caen stone and Cork marble, while the Bishop's throne is made of mahogany, of Chinese Chippendale design.

Visited July 2014
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Comber, United Kingdom
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“A must”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

You can't visit this city without paying a visit to this beautiful church steeped in the history of the Maiden City.

Visited July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“St Columb's cathedral”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This ancient cathedral has many attractions, history, artifacts, carvings and magnificent stained glass windows. The enthusiastic guides who so patently love their cathedral could not have been kinder or more giving of their time. They are encyclopedic in their knowledge of the history of the church and the treasures it holds and are anxious to share this love with the visitor. There is an optional donation which you will. Be happy to give its it will help to sustain this wonderful resource into the future.

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Beautiful church”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

This beautiful church is definitely worth a visit. It is lovely both inside and out, with explanations of its history. It is free to walk around but if you want to take pictures there is a small fee - I think it was 1 or 2 pounds.

Visited June 2014
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