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St. Anne's Cathedral

Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FG, Northern Ireland (City Centre)
44-28-9032-8332
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Ranked #31 of 156 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A native of Belfast, I hadn't been into the cathedral for at least a year, but had previously found it a pretty place to see and show guests. So when friends came from France, I made the most of the opportunity to take them and my French husband to visit. We pottered in and my snap-happy husband took off like... More

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UK
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85 reviews 85 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I'm very fond of St Anne's Cathedral. It's a beautiful, light, and spacious building, with lovely stained glass, interesting art, wonderful mosaics, and lots of well-displayed history. The guides were extremely welcoming and helpful, which contributed to a very pleasant visit. Highly recommended.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I was shocked to find some aggressive woman badgering me for a donation the minute I entered the Cathedral! - Though the donation was optional, I was made to feel as though I wouldn't be granted access if I didn't pay. For a place of worship to effectively charge an entrance fee strikes me as ridiculous.

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Belfast
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Set in the cobble stoned streets known (not surprisingly) as the Cathedral Quarter, this is an excellent place to visit when in Belfast. Of great historical significance within the city this beautiful church will provide you with a tranquil time during a visit to the vibrant city and also fascinate you with it's wonderful architecture and stain glassed windows.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A beautiful Cathedral virtually next door to the Ramada hotel we stayed in. Colourful windows, interesting tour and a nice little gift shop to boot.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very pleasant hour or so spent in the coolness of the Cathedral. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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New York City, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
123 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Also known as the Belfast Cathedral, this church is opposite Writer's Square. Behind it is the Unviersity of Ulster. It is just a few blocks from St. Patrick's Church. It is definitely worth a visit. There are some beautiful memorials, including one to children and one to victims of the Titanic. There is also a Chapel of Unity which is... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We visited recently and took the audio tour which was most informative. I particularly loved the stained glass windows in the ambulatory, and the mosaics. I asked the volunteers if they could help with extra information and they found a transcript of the audio tour and found the answer to my question. All the volunteers we came across were very... More

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Texas
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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The cathedral is quite beautiful and worth a visit. Nobody asked me for money, but I did make a small donation.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

How sad to be greeted at a cathedral door with demands of money to be allowed into the church. Very hostile lady who clearly needs educating about why people go to a church.It is not a tourist attraction but a place for quiet contemplation and prayer.Many people will enter with troubles ,grief or pain looking to pray to God for... More

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