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“STEEPED IN HISTORY”

St. Nicholas Church
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“STEEPED IN HISTORY”
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Love this Church, well worth a visit around the Church and its grounds. Very very old graves. Inside the Church parts are very old, its very interesting.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“peaceful and welcoming”
Reviewed 22 November 2012

This is a beautiful old church with some wonderful stained glass windows and full of history for locals and tourists alike

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Carrickfergus
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73 reviews
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“A Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

When in Carrickfergus do not miss this wonderful old Church. It is steeped in History and is well worth a visit. The entrance is free but it's always nice to give a little contribution towards the upkeep of the building.
It is not open every day best to check before you go or make an appointment to visit.
Think it's open most weekends and of course for the Sunday service. I think on a Monday you can listen to the bells ringing its wonderful.
Also has a fascinating cemetery in the grounds of the church well worth a look at the headstones some go back a long time.
Interior of the church is beautiful a good place for contemplation.

Visited July 2012
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Csrrickfergus
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18 reviews
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“An Old Church”
Reviewed 28 August 2012

An Old Historic Church over 800 years old still standing perfectly and used for Sunday worship, Weddings, Births and funerals hads an old grave yard attached some graves with headstones going back to 1700 and before


Visited March 2012
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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583 reviews
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“History you can touch”
Reviewed 25 July 2012

You must go here. This place is probably 800 years old. The feeling of being where people have gathered for almost a millennium is extraordinary. There are grooves sliced into one stone corner where soldiers used to sharpen their swords. There's a tiny window where the lepers of Carrickfergus used to gather outside to receive communion. Look carefully and you'll see that the aisle is crooked. The whole church is cross-shaped, and the kink represents the way Jesus' head is said to have fallen to the right when he was crucified. Some of the pillars are the original Norman-era ones; much of the church dates to other times, built after collapses or as additions.

Outside another amazing place is the graveyard. There are Celtic crosses in various designs. Some tombstones are so old that the inscriptions are all worn away. St. Nicholas' is today a living house of worship with a Church of Ireland congregation. I called in as a tourist. The people inside was very knowledgeable and generous.

This is a place where you feel you can reach out and touch the same walls where others' hands were placed through so many centuries. History is not in a book, or on TV, it is here.

Visited August 2011
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