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Christ Church Cathedral

Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
00353 1 677 8099
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$77*
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Ranked #48 of 290 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Palermo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We did not enter, but a walk to the Cathedral is strongly suggested. It is a gothic building, which was enlarged in the romanic age. It is the Dublin Cathedral for protestants.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful tour guide who brought the history of the Cathedral alive with interesting side bars to the formal tour. Do the Bell Tower tour as their are great pictures to be had. The building is absolutely spectacular from the bells to the crypt. Not too many buildings with this much history

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The architecture, tile floors and woodwork in the arches of the covered bridge to Synod Hall are amazing and captivating. I was in awe of the crypts from the 12th Century that run beneath the Cathedral structure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Went to this cathedral and was awestruck at the size of it...I payed a little extra for the tour (€4) but Dara the guide was ace...very knowledgeable and got to ring the bells at the top...5/5

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Lesley-Anne C, Education Officer at Christ Church Cathedral, responded to this review

Hi there - thanks for your review. Daire will be glad to hear you enjoyed his tour and I'll be sure to pass on the compliment. All our guides are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the cathedral, and it's well worth taking the tour so you can really understand the history and purpose of the building. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

It is so beautiful and great Irish religious stop! We enjoyed the display of great memorabilia displayed through time and history! A must see in Ireland and Dublin! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the place and got there early enough that we avoided a long building line! Thank you to our great day guide named ?

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We only had a short time to look at this cathedral as the bells were ringing for evensong as we arrived and we were only allowed to have a quick look inside. From what we saw it was a magnificant church but unfortunately we could not wander around for a good look. Maybe next time.

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Lesley-Anne C, Education Officer at Christ Church Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - it's such a shame you didn't get to visit properly! I hope you know that you were more than welcome to stay for Evensong - the cathedral is at its best filled with music. Next time hopefully we'll get you all the way through the building. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I recently had a good look round Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin . This was the first time that I had been inside the building . Spent 1 hour looking round , which wasn't really long enough . This magnificent stone building looks very impressive from the outside . It is stated as being Dublin's oldest cathedral and has been... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It is an old Anglican church. Historical importance and beautiful from the outside. Nice but small exhibit in the crypt.

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Lesley-Anne C, Education Officer at Christ Church Cathedral, responded to this review

Average. Oh dear :-( Maybe next time take the belfry tour to see if you can get a bit of a 'wow'! More

Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We walked up the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral to Christ Church. The interiors are quite a contrast to each other – both engrossing in their own ways. We noticed that the chair backs and tile floors here share the same design and we puzzled over it for a while – sort of human, sort of not, sort of a... More

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Lesley-Anne C, Education Officer at Christ Church Cathedral, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - I'm so glad you really took the time to appreciate the building. Our foxy friars are certainly unique! Our crypt is certainly a fascinating place and you'd be amazed how many people miss it during their visit. Dating from the 12th century it is, as you have noticed, full of fascinating artifacts and definitely worth... More

Luvia, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We took a guided tour and it was absolutely wonderful. Our guide talked about the history of the cathedral as well as the present day. She took us all over the cathedral, we saw the crypt and the bell tower, which is only included in guided tours. We even had a chance to try bell ringing. Very much worth the... More

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