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Christ Church Cathedral

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Address: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 677 8099
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Entrance to the cathedral is 6 euro per person. This enables you to go all around and also see the crypts underneath the cathedral where there is a cafe. Buses run past frequently... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Entrance to the cathedral is 6 euro per person. This enables you to go all around and also see the crypts underneath the cathedral where there is a cafe. Buses run past frequently with a bus stop right outside.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful Church. One of favourite places to go see the new year in. My daughter had a room overlooking the church this year and although the view was amazing the bells kept her awake. Luckily our was on the side and we did not hear them. If you are into history or architecture then go see this... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely amazing in its scale, beauty, religious majesty and harmonious atmosphere. €6 to enter, it's a working church full of wonder and grandeur.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just amazing, this lost church in the center of the city takes you to a couple hundred years ago.. simply amazing =)

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Thank you for your review. We were thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Christchurch so much. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Jonathan Bull Christchurch Cathedral More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely Stunning! One of my favourite sights of our trip. The architecture itself is worth a visit.

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Velm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice church to visit and here you can also visit the tomb of strongbow.(not from the cider) but the historical figure :-) combine your ticket with Dublinia and save 1 euro.

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful church worth a visit in Dublin. The vaults are a must see. Fabulous architecture. Brought both my parents and daughter and all enjoyed.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful cathedral! Loved to hear the history behind it and the history of Vikings in Dublin. Also if you are a fan of the show 'The Tudors' It was shot here in the basement. Highly recommend! Floor is beautiful! Well, so is everything else!

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow, very old beautifully built cathedral directly across from our hotel. Impressed with the Architecture and still inspired. By its awesomeness

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Parts of this place date back nearly 1,000 years. It's utterly awe inspiring - but to really see it at it's best, you should try to catch one of the services where the choir is active. Sublime!

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