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Address: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-4461-4922
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Worth visiting to see the burial ground of St Patrick

Purported to be the grave of St Patrick. It is located in a small gaveyard at the Cathedral. Its also worth seeing some of the older gavestones which date back to the 1600s. Its a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Tracy W
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a lover of old cemeteries and graves, this was a thrill! Respects were paid to St Patrick, who is believed to be buried the grounds of Down Cathedral. Overlooking the quaint town, the Cathedral also boasts a 10-ft Old Cross. It was an honor to pay respect and visit this historic attraction.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We happened across the cathedral as we were on our way to another place... and only stopped because St Patrick is reportedly buried there. But what we found was so much more than just a graveyard. A wonderfully restored Cathedral, beautifully appointed and great history. worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Purported to be the grave of St Patrick. It is located in a small gaveyard at the Cathedral. Its also worth seeing some of the older gavestones which date back to the 1600s. Its a little bit of a steep walk up. The gaveyard is free to visit; however, the Cathedral is not free.

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Cape Breton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Walked up the sheltered steps to the Down Cathedral to see the church and St. Patrick's reputed gravesite by the side of the Cathedral. What a magnificent exterior in such lovely surroundings. Then we went into the church and spoke to the lady in the gift shop. Following that we took photos in the church. After the photo shoot, I... More 

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Rimbey, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is well worth a visit. This being the final resting place of Saint Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland makes this an interesting stop. Saint Patrick grave site, graveyard, and Cathedral are all well maintained.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Down Cathedral is well worth a visit. Its great to see a building like this being kept in such brilliant condition both inside and out and of course being able to visit the grave of St Patrick in the graveyard at the side of the cathedral is an added bonus.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A lovely walk, a lovely view, some really old items inside the church, a great graveyard to visit. Worth visiting? Yes, but... If you're looking for the burial site for Saint Patrick, it's not here. The marker stone is so faded that it's not photo worthy, but beyond that, the information about it is filled with "could be" and "may... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Cathedral was the highlight of my visit to DownPatrick and St Patrick's grave. The lady in the shop was extremely nice and helpful giving alot of information about the site.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went to the cathedral my granddaughter read every poster about St Patrick & all the info on the beautiful stained glass windows some gift shop well priced , it's free, but a donation of £3 is recommended . Will worth it . I am sure if you need a tour the friendly volunteers would be glad to help

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Oxford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

In Down one grave three Saints doth fill, Patrick, Bridget and Columcille. This area of Lecale has a great Norse history. St Patrick in particular whose grave is in the Cathedral grounds and the Cathedral is generally open to visitors. There is an information centre below in Downpatrick which has lots of information on the history.

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