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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Address: 21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 0035314539472
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Ranked #48 of 250 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A magnificent cathedral that houses Jonathan Swift's remains (he...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: A magnificent cathedral that houses Jonathan Swift's remains (he wrote Gulliver's Travels). It is the only remaining cathedral in Ireland with a daily sung services. A small entrance fee is charged for tourists and all money raised goes back to paying for the upkeep of the building.
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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

An absolute must visit. I think our visit was made more special because of our tour guide, she was so interesting and funny, she included all the group both young and old and took time to answer every question. After the tour she stayed on the floor pointing out interesting facts. The Cathedral itself is steeped in history and the... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful architecture, a great garden around it. I did not go inside 'cause it was not so cheap.

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StPatricksCathedral, Education Assistant at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks for your warm review and feedback! Our six euro entrance fee serves to contribute to the ongoing restoration and maintenance of the Cathedral; as it is an 800 year old building, it costs five thousand euro per day to keep it standing! So we do appreciate all the support from our visitors! Thanks again for taking the time to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy looking around churches, the early 13th century St Patrick's Cathedral is an essential element of a visit to Dublin. A visual feast, particularly inside, you could easily spend a couple of hours taking in the wealth of its architectural, historical and social interest, so give yourself plenty of time and you'll consider the entrance charge well spent.... More 

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StPatricksCathedral, Education Assistant at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the feedback, we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Toton, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is interesting in it's own right but what really made the visit worthwhile was the free guided tour we went on. Our guide, Angela, really knew her stuff and responded well to our questions, giving us lots of extra details and really making our visit a great experience.

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StPatricksCathedral, Education Assistant at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks a million for the positive feedback - Angela will be very pleased to hear that you enjoyed her tour. All the best! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely visit! Enjoyed video about the history of the church. Floors amazing! Chapel beautiful. Walked park. Tranquil visit in the center of town. Will definitely visit again.

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StPatricksCathedral, Education Assistant at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the feedback, glad that you enjoyed your visit. All the best! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

we were given a tremendous welcome, our coach was given parking facilities. We received a detailed and interesting tour: home of Swift, Chance your arm and Boyle's gas laws. We enjoyed the magnificent acoustics.

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StPatricksCathedral, Education Assistant at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the feedback More 

Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Saint Patrick's Cathedral is easily accessible via all the tour buses. Admission is reasonable and quick with little or no lines.There is good printed material available in several languages. Photography is allowed and I believe you can use a tripod as long as you don't disturb others. Lighting is low, so a tripod is helpful. Avoid using a flash as... More 

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StPatricksCathedral, Education Assistant at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Good advice on the tripod too :-) More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I've been to the cathedral a number of times and each time have found something different of interest. Its a treasure trove of historical interests, pretty much half cathedral half museum! The staff are very helpful with the guided tours especially good. Highlights for me are the restored Lady Chapel and the Tree of Remembrance - commissioned to mark the... More 

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StPatricksCathedral, Education Assistant at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback and warm review More 

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28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Since it is a 800 year old cathedral, i decided to pay the small fee to take a look inside. Most, if not all, of the glass windows have murals painted on them. There is also a souvenir shop inside.

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Grantown On spey Scotland
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wonderful building. Fantastic history. Even sat in same seat as King Billy. Well worth the trip although a bit odd having to pay to get into a cathedral.

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Hi there. Thanks for your warm review. Delighted to hear you had a great experience with us. All the best. :-) More 

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