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St. Columba's Church (Long Tower)

6 Victoria Place, Derry, Northern Ireland
44-28-7126-2301
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Ranked #28 of 96 Attractions in Derry
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just visited the St. Columba's Church and Museum in Derry, NI. It was a great experience. The interactive boards and displays were awesome. You have to include this in your tour of Derry. It has a lot of history and great relics. Tom

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The Long Tower is a Catholic church that has an unsual altar piece and interior layout. Apparently the altar was funded by the Chuch of Ireland Bishop Harvey and it was made in Naples. Some of the pictures on the walls are of a similar design. The stained glass, the balcony, and the ceiling are all impressive. The sum of... More 

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Canberra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

From a distance, the tower looked great. But up close, you can't see it. The churchyard is very interesting, but the church itself was locked up. It would have been nice to go inside.

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Dundonald, Belfast.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

A bit out of the way for tourists like us who don't really know their way around, but so very well worth finding. This place is simply stunning !! I'm not at all religious but this place gives you a very real sense of well-being. Really recommend a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Although I am partial since my Great Grandmother was married here, this church is simply beautiful.- very ornate with stunning stained glass, marble and woodwork. It''s historical significance in the city of Derry dates backs many centuries. There are still many remnants of "the troubles" evident ( ie/ barbed wire fencing etc) when walking in this neighbourhood.

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Derry. N.Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is a "MUST' place to visit. The altar is white marble and the brown marble pillars rise graciously above, framing beautiful images in marble. The walls are covered with gorgeous painting and each stained-glas window tells a story. In the centre aisle the first altar stone in white marble is embedded. The date is 546 AD. Further down the... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

a holy , spiritual chapel that will leave you feeling humbled

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Excellent history and position in Derry. Well worth a visit to read about the first church built at this site.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Attended a wedding here. Lovely architecture and an especially beautiful altar.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

This church is definitely one of the most beautiful churches in Ireland and is on a par with those in Europe. There has been a church on this site since the 5th century and it is definitely worth checking out, if you like churches.

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