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Christ Church Cathedral

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Address: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353 1 677 8099
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin's oldest buildings, a leading...
Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin's oldest buildings, a leading visitor attraction and a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years. Famous for its breathtaking beauty, magnificent architectural features and wonderful floor tiles, Christ Church is also popular as a venue and is host to many high profile concerts throughout the year. It is home to the tomb of Strongbow, leader of the Normans, who captured Dublin in 1170. The Medieval Crypt, one of the largest in Britain and Ireland, extends under the entire Cathedral and contains The Mummified cat and rat, trapped in the organ in the 1860s.
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The wall leans!

When you enter, make sure you stand in the centre and look at each wall, you'll notice one leans! Always good for the soul to visit somewhere like this. Great stained glass, very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

When you enter, make sure you stand in the centre and look at each wall, you'll notice one leans! Always good for the soul to visit somewhere like this. Great stained glass, very peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Been to several Cathedrals and this is worth a visit. It also gives a flavour of Irish history. Interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Took the 2 o clock tour on Monday so it ended up only being me and my friend on the tour! Our tour guide was excellent with lots of quirky info and History about Ireland and the Church. The highlights for me was Cat and Rat story! The leaning wall! And the bell-tower seeing the clock and ringing a bell!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not religious (and if anything I'm Jewish) but I really enjoyed the tour, our guide Darren was excellent, and as part of the tour we climbed up to the church roof and rang the church bells. It was fabulous. We also saw the "emmy award winnng" outifts from the dram "The Tudours", which was a fun modern twist incorporated... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Beautiful exterior, but visitors are not allowed entry to the Cathedral without 6 Euros. Way overpriced!

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Ruairi-CCC, Visitor Services Coordinator at Christ Church Cathedral, responded to this review

We're sorry you felt that admission to the cathedral is overpriced. Unfortunately we have to charge visitors admission as, unlike many churches, we receive no state funding and rely upon our visitors' generosity for the upkeep and maintenance of this ancient building, which I'm sure you can understood, requires a lot of attention. We would be delighted to welcome you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love seeing the Christ Church cathedral. It's beautiful and great photograph. Try to avoid the pubs and restaurants in the near by area as they purposefully over charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visit this beautiful cathedral and make sure that you get Darragh Daly as your guide. His love and enthusiasm for the building is infectious. My wife and I got the 1 hour tour and it was brilliant. Darragh was a mine of information and brought us on to the roof (make sure that you visit on a dry day as... More 

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We're delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Daire (close with the spelling:)) Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience. Ruairi More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

For whom the bells toll, is not the question in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. But by whom. The motley crew who attended a bell ringing crash course up in the church’s belfry on the afternoon of November 16th 2014 made more a spectacle of the ringing and themselves than anything pleasing to the ear. As we concentrate to pull on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Christ Church Cathedral is as beautiful on the inside as on the outside. The crypt, as well as the strange story of the mummified cat & rat, was a nice surprise. If you enjoy visiting places of worship, this should be on your list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Christ Church is incredible place to visit. The cathedral is beautiful has stained glass windows and smaller chapels behind the main altar. The crypt has a lot to view (there is a coffee shop downstair too). The Cathedral is also the oldest structure in Dublin. I highly recommend taking the tour of the Bell Tower. Check their nighty schedule as... More 

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