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St. Anne's Cathedral

Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FG, Northern Ireland (City Centre)
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Ranked #30 of 155 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Fort Worth, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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53 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Beautiful place, different from other churches in England we have visited, this one had a timber roof and is sinking! Very beautiful stainless Windows worth the visit.

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Oshawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Such a beautiful cathedral. You are allowed to take pictures inside the cathedral and believe me, you will take many! There is a guide available to take you around or you can wander with a guide book. Take time to just sit and contemplate.....it is an amazing place to do so. Well worth the visit.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This cathedral is well worth a visit. It is a beautiful building and there is an audio tour you can take around the cathedral which has lots and lots of in depth information about the building so well worth the £4 charge.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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Top Contributor
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9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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