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Christ Church Cathedral

Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
00353 1 677 8099
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As featured in 3 days in Dublin
Ranked #42 of 279 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
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... more » 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Ceni led a wonderful tour! She knows a lot about the cathedral and has a lovely sense of humor. We enjoyed learning about the history.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We visited this Cathedral on a recent visit to Dublin . while surprised that you had to pay it was well worth the money . It really is a beautiful church with a lovely peaceful feeling in spite of lots of visitors . Lots of beautiful things to see and the crypt is very interesting . I was disappointed with... More

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Strongbow's tomb. The lower level is an interesting area of artefacts. Monument to Earl of Kildare, another ancestor.

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Nancy-sur-Cluses, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I would have liked to enjoy this visit, however I have been denied to get in twice. I came the first time at 6.15 PM but was denied to get in by the employee at the entrance as "the church was closing" while the official website clearly states that the doors closed at 7PM. The guy told me to come... More

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

Hi there - sorry you weren't able to visit. As regards your first attempt, if you look at the opening hours page you will see it clearly stated that last admission is 45 minutes before closing. This is because we like to ensure that every visitor gets enough time to explore properly. You will also see that we state opening... More

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were there during the Dublin Garden Festival. We sort of wondered in when just walking around the city. FIrst of all, I love old churches but this place was decorated inside and out for the Garden Festival with recordings of birds singing inside the cathedral. But then we literally wondered into the basement area and there is a small... More

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

Thanks for your review - the Garden Festival really was something special so it's great you managed to experience that. We'll be holding another garden festival next June so keep an eye on our website for details. Our 'Treasures of Christ Church' exhibition is a great added extra in the crypt with lots of interesting artifacts and information so glad... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great old church with lots of history, the crypt was especially interesting. Watch for pick pockets!

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Like any other tourist destination at this time of the year we do suffer a little from pickpockets though we do have security in the cathedral and grounds are doing everything we can to protect our very valued visitors! More

Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Located in the heart of Dublin it is a must see. Not just an old church, but a church will tons of history and folklore. The stained glass windows are a beauty to see. Be sure to visit the small gift shop. Some wonderful music performed on the church's organ.

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Tuusula, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Cathedral is beautiful inside as well as the outside. We got in there an hour before it closed so didn't get a guided tour, however one can just wonder around by themselves.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This Anglican Cathedral is worth a few hours indeed. Take a guided tour if you can. Climbing up the winding stair case to the bell tower was a treat! The splendid gold and carvings in the Crypt are amazing as well.

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

Thanks for your review! There are two Anglican cathedrals in Dublin - ourselves and St Patrick's so visitors are spoiled for choice ;-) Glad you took a tour including the belfry - it really is the way to get the most out of your visit. More

Saint Joseph, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was a good church to visit. There are plenty of great statues and stories attached with the place and i enjoyed our visit. The Crypts were cool too.

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