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St. Anne's Cathedral

Address: Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FG, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9032-8332
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Ranked #25 of 141 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

There is something lovely about cathedrals I love spending time in them. There was such a lovely atmosphere here and lovely just to walk round it. Only downfall is it costs £5 entrance fee and you get a guide book with that or you can get an audio tour - there are audio points at each point where you can... More 

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New York
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11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a place where you definitely want to have the guide walk you about. It's a church - old and chilly and lots of stuff crammed in it. Church of Ireland. We had a delightful guide who opened up the history, told stories about the people and made the whole place come alive. There was to be a concert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is a delightful area around the Cathedral. A notable feature in the skyline is the 40m spire on the roof, which is not incongruous. The vista along the broad nave is splendid with arched columns on each side. The simple chairs seating adds to the scene. The pews in adjacent areas are topped with red shaded lamps. There is... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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210 reviews 210 reviews
98 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I visited St Anne's a couple of weeks ago & could see straight away that a lot of money has been invested in this Cathedral to keep it looking as glorious as it is. I had read a few reviews before visiting & was prepared for the “money-hungry woman” to pounce looking for a donation. A woman did approach &... More 

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Seattle, WA
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24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My third great grandparents were married at St. Anne's when it was in a different building. It was so lovely to come and visit and be able to tour the cathedral on our own, taking as much time as we needed and photos along the way. There was a stained glass window that was from the original cathedral, and it... More 

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Mosaic is not to be believed. They were very accomodating in allowing countless pictues to be taken.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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45 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I always enjoy a good stroll through a cathedral. But if that doesn't sound like you, there's nothing overly spectacular to see here. They do have a huge spire hanging from the ceiling that goes really high in the sky.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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49 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was a beautiful cathedral. You do pay a £2 entrance fee but either that or a donation is pretty standard in most cathedrals I've been to. They give you a brochure with a map with numbered stops. The brochure explains in detail each of the stops. Architecturally it is quite something to see. Across the street there is a... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This church is absolutely breathtaking and well-worth the stop! There is so much of Belfast's history wrapped up inside that I was just enthralled from the pillars showing the different kinds of industry to all of the war memorials. The square across the street also made for a very pleasant place to enjoy our lunch from BAGEL:bagel across the street.... More 

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Los Gatos
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74 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited on a late afternoon on Monday and were very fortunate to be able to watch and listen to an all women's choir practice. In addition to the beautiful music we enjoyed walking around the sanctuary and looking at the wonderful architecture and stain glass windows. One of the more beautiful churches we visited in Ireland.

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