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St. Augustine's Church

Palace Street, Derry, Northern Ireland
44-28-7130-8185
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Ranked #12 of 101 attractions in Derry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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New York City, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
123 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a nice church right off the city walls. I only spent about 15 minutes there, but it was worth it.

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Oakton, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Situated near the famous Walls of the city, this church is so close to the Cathedral that it might easily be overlooked, but it is a very lovely church in its own right, beautiful without being imposing, inspiring and calming.

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Kiwi in London
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125 reviews 125 reviews
54 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The atmosphere of this beautiful church, which has survived so much, was remarkable. A place to sit and contemplate for a while how far Derry has come and how amazing that the church still stands on the walls, giving welcome to all.

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Niagara
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Friendly guides will answer questions. Very small church with beautiful flowers on the grounds. They did a special woven project which is on display .

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A smaller cosier version of its larger cathedral cousin. Cheerful friendly staff. Peaceful and well looked after

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Herts
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160 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is quite a small church. Although there was a church on the site since the seventeenth century, this building is Victorian. The most poignant item, I noticed was a poem written in the second world war about the church. The author was serving on board ship and was writing his memories of the church and his desire to return... More

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Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

St Augustine's is a small church inside the city walls. It is open to visitors in the summer months. We visited on the European Heritage Open Day. It has a warm and welcoming interior. Although we did not explore the graveyard it many of the historic graves are documented. The Reverend Pat Storey from St Augustine's has been appointed the... More

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Round Lake, Illinois
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86 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The St. Augustine's Church in Londonderry/Derry is fairly small and tucked in the City Walls, but is actually very historical (and quite a beautiful church). The present church was built in 1872, but is on the site of St. Columba's monastery from 546 AD. There are historical signs inside and outside the cathedral, telling the story of St. Columba and... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Wonderful little church comes as a surprise tucked into a corner on Derry's walls. This was in the same week as the rector was appointed as the first female bishop in Ireland.

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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111 reviews 111 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

When walking the Derry wall, one will encounter St Augustine's Church on the Bogside side of the city. The is a quaint little church set is a beautiful cemetery and garden and makes a wonderful stop on the walk. And a hidden secret - there is a loo! You have to ask the gift shop attendant where to find it.

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