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Down Cathedral

Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
028-4461-4922
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Downpatrick
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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English first
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very nice church, I'm guessing it was originally Catholic and changed to Anglican when the English did their thing in Northern Ireland. The stained glass was absolutely gorgeous, you need to go inside just for that. St. Patrick's grave wasn't much to look at but it's neat to say you were there. The cemetery itself is really cool. Take the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Beautiful old Cathedral, rich in the history of St. Patrick and what he did for Ireland; his reputed burial site is near the cathedral. Our guide/tour was very informative. Lovely area and well maintained.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Apparently this is the burial site of St Patrick and hence my visit but when I got there after along drive I was told its not the burial place of St Patrick. Church bog standard and small.My visit lasted about ten minutes at most.Wasent worth the effort I found Inch Abbey much better. Also very limited parking and the traffic... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Such a beautiful building , A stunning building set in a stunning environment , the views are amazing , but inside is steep in history well worth a visit, also the graveyard has the burial ground of st Patrick

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Memphis, Tennessee
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134 reviews 134 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited Down Cathedral to visit St.Patrick's reputed burial site. It is marked by a huge boulder. The guided tour through the Cathedral was very well done and informative. It is said that many people took thimbles of dirt from the sight on their journey to the new World. Since it was raining did not spend enough time to explore the... More 

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Belmont, North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A small but historic cathedral with a very informative tour guide. Don't miss the short walk to St. Patrick's burial site where you can spend a quiet moment. Allow 45 minutes for your visit.

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Grand Island, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The outside of the cathedral was beautiful but it was all closed up and we could not get inside. It is right near St. Patricks grave but the fact that it was locked was a bummer.

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New York City, New York
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24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

This is supposed to be the place were Patrick conducted much o his ministry and where he is buried. The Catherdral is Anglican and is much smaller than I expected. The lay out of the sanctuary is unusual and does not lead one to a meditative or contemplative mood. Considering what a big deal St Patrick is for Ireland and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
45 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If one visit Northern Ireland, the small town of Downpatrick ~20-30 minutes drive away from Belfast is not to be missed. Local Cathedral is the place of St Patrick's burial. His grave is located to the right of cathedral (if you stand facing entrance) and represent very simple stone with engraving of his name. there is a bench for one... More 

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newry
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is an historic cathedral to visit as it is the burial place of St Patrick. Steeped in history this cathedral is a must for all interested in early church history.

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