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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 #28 of 154 attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On entering the cathedral you are confronted by a hostile lady demanding money for you to look round! Never does she ask what you'd like to do she just intimidates you into turning round and leaving! Not one to be intimidated I stayed, paying £4 for the dubious pleasure,when being over 60 ,the " donation" was actually a pound! I... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I call in here from time to time to escape the hustle of the city. The atmosphere is great and you can sit as long as you like...you don't need to be religious to feel the spirituality.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

St Anne's welcomes you with open arms and a warm handshake from a volunteer on duty. Take your time and enjoy the beauty of the building. Walk round the whole of Ireland on the marble circle.

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Dundee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

really nice feel to this cathedral. stunning tapestry/banner to commemorate titanic. they really should have some postcards of banner as not allowed to take photographs in cathedral.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Very nice tourist attraction. Well maintained. Staff member was there to help if we needed, but were free to walk around at our leisure, no pressure. It was lovely.

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