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Address: Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9032 8332
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Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Magnificent St Anne's Cathedral at the heart of Belfast's Cathedral...
Magnificent St Anne's Cathedral at the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter is a treasure trove of art, culture and music. Services take place four times daily, with a sung service most days. The Cathedral has a range of choirs, including a new Boys' Choir, with many members recruited from St Anne's innovative cross-community Choir School project. The Cathedral was consecrated in 1904 and extended over the years, with the eye-catching Spire of Hope added in 2006. Today, as well as being a sacred space and place of worship, St Anne's also provides a stunning backdrop for concerts, recitals and carol services. Inside its lofty interior are mosaics by Sir Charles Nicholson, and sculptures by Rosamund Praegar and Maurice Harding. The mosaics of Italian glass are by sisters Gertrude and Margaret Martin - the mosaic over the font is said to hold more than 150,000 pieces! St Anne's has spectacular stained glass windows and some very fine needlework, including the poignant Titanic Pall. Visitors can avail of a guide booklet and optional audio tour. There is a shop stocking original gifts. As St Anne's is the Cathedral for the City of Belfast, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit is free to visitors for quiet prayer at any time.
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Peaceful with beautiful interiors

St. Anne's cathedral is near the city centre of Belfast. The cathedral is easy to find and is a very big building. There are opening and closing times so the visitor is advised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful old cathedral inside and out, we used the hop on hop off bus, great way to get around and visit all of the sites efficiently, not to pricey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

An impressive building exterior and interior with some interesting things, like St. Patrick's landing paint. Unfortunately, for a complete tour is paid a fee (5 pounds), which I refused to pay, preferring to take photos only in the free part.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

St. Anne's cathedral is near the city centre of Belfast. The cathedral is easy to find and is a very big building. There are opening and closing times so the visitor is advised to check before visiting. The inside of the cathedral are very peaceful and calm, the silence kind of invigorates the spirit and induces gratitude. The various mosaic... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a lovely cathedral which opens its doors to the public for visits. Furthermore, the staff within are very welcoming. Well worth a visit if you have the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Visually beautiful building and a Belfast landmark. Famous for the tradition of the Black Santa, its beautiful architecture and its Spire of Hope. St Anne's Cathedral which is often referred to as Belfast Cathedral is definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Beautiful place. Lovely friendly people and excellent value. Don't miss it. Audio thing excellent value as is the high quality leaflet

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a tour of the Cathedral. It is beautiful and the information given was very interesting and informative. This was not our first visit yet we learned so much about the Cathedral and the history of the city, we plan a follow up visit very soon! Strongly recommend this as part of any visit to Belfast.

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BelfastCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Anne's Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to St Anne's and look forward to welcoming you on your return. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Cathedral itself is not impressive. The admission charge is high (5L) considering that we spent 10 minutes there. I wouldn't bother visiting this church as it just doesn't compare with other cathedrals that I have seen many times.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

In an attempt to increase tourism, Belfast City Council designated a number of cultural quarters at the beginning of the new millennium, and it was then that the Cathedral Quarter was born, The area is named after St. Anne's Cathedral. The church was built between the years of 1899 and 1904 and enjoys a central setting on Donegall Street, beside... More 

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BelfastCathedral, Public Relations Manager at St. Anne's Cathedral, responded to this review

There is no charge for anyone attending St Anne’s for worship or prayer. We would love to give free access all the time so everyone can enjoy our beautiful building and its wonderful artworks, but our deficit last year was £250,000. Asking for just a donation brought in about 40p per person, and since May 2014 we charge £5 admission... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have visited a good number of cathedrals and churches during our travels, other than some wonderful sanctuary's, most are dreary and dark. St. Anne's is light and bright and while it doesn't have the same historical background as many, there are some wonderful works of art, historical memorials and beautiful stained glass windows. The Treasury section holds a number... More 

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Additional Information about St. Anne's Cathedral

Address: Address: Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9032 8332
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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