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Down Cathedral

Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
028-4461-4922
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Ranked #10 of 15 attractions in Downpatrick
Type: Religious Sites
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Memphis, Tennessee
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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48 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
40 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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.

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Helena, MT
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121 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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

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Bowie, Maryland
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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

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It had a pleasant atmosphere, lady in Cathedral shop very pleasant and helpful. Liked the boxed pews

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Most people visiting will go to see Saint Patrick’s grave which also holds the bones of two other saints but this tiny little cathedral is also worth a visit because of its historical and religious importance. Just 100 yards from Down Museum.

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