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Christ Church Cathedral

Address: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353 1 677 8099
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Ranked #41 of 603 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin's oldest buildings, a...
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Christ Church is an interesting tour. The crypt in the basement was also a unique experience. I think it is worth a visit.

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County Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

As the entrance fee is not cheap, it's well worth spending the few extra Euro for the guided tour. Our guide, Darragh, was a mine of information, great tour, and you would miss out on a lot of history if you just went with the leaflet. A very enjoyable visit indeed. Allow an hour for the tour, and possibly a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Christ Church was mostly in ruins when leaders in Dublin decided to rebuild it. Because of this it's a bit empty on the inside, although the vault downstairs still has a few remnants of its past. If pressed for time, I would skip it, especially as it has a hefty entry fee.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Where to start? The outside of the cathedral is breathtaking and that is nothing compared to the inside. We decided to spend the extra 4 euro on the guided tour option as it was due to start about 2 minutes after we arrived. It was well worth the money. The tour guide, Darrin (apologies if we spelt your name wrong)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

When there with my Russian girlfriend she loved it we spend there over two hours take our time going around will be back with her parents

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The cathedral itself was not very spectacular compared to other European cathedrals and the entrance price seemed excessive. However, it had a crypt with a framed mumified cat and rat that had got stuck in the pipe organ....kind of creepy, but an interesting oddity if you collect odd travel memories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited the cathedral and decided to join the guided tour. It was great! The guide really knew his stuff and tried to link what he was saying to the different people on the tour. The trip up to the belfrey was a highlight, with a fab view from the roof and a chance to ring the bells. Well worth... More 

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

We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and tour of the cathedral, and thank you for your review. More 

Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Christ Church is a very special place, steeped in history. The guided tour is not to be missed. A blend of humour and truly majestic history and historical memorabilia make the tour well worth the time. Enjoy yourself Steve

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We actually preferred this to St Patricks Cathedral, the whole building is lovely especially the floors! The different patterns & tiles were exquisite. The crypt was my favourite with the BBC2 'The Tudors' display which had some fabulous costumes. We loved this television programme & was surprised to hear that it was all filmed in Ireland & Christ Church cathedral... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is an amazing cathedral and very important for the history of Dublin. It is not only beutiful from the ouside, also inside it impressed me. Especially the crypt was a surprise for me. It was like a little museum inside the cathedral. In addition, you could get a coffe in the crypt, I do not know, what to think... More 

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