We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Down Cathedral

Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
028-4461-4922
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Downpatrick
Type: Religious Sites
4 visitor photos
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    6
    6
    5
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belmont, North Carolina
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
58 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Island, FL
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
44 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
newry
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helena, MT
Top Contributor
416 reviews 416 reviews
124 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We have stopped here a couple of times. We enjoyed the view, the quiet (we never saw any other tourists or anyone), a time to reflect. A nice view. The nearby church has nice bathrooms now and a small gift shop. We had so much fun with the attendant there. She was working the shop (with nobody around) and was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bowie, Maryland
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
96 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This was a stop on our tour, and of interest to us (my mother and I) was the grave of St. Patrick and St. Brigid. It was peaceful and the cathedral was nice. Loved the graveyard, and the view in the distance made me take time to just stand and enjoy. Once inside the cathedral all I had time to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Down Cathedral also viewed

Downpatrick, County Down
Downpatrick, County Down
 
Downpatrick, County Down
Downpatrick, County Down
 

Been to Down Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Down Cathedral, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing