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“A very beautiful place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Columba's Church (Long Tower)

St. Columba's Church (Long Tower)
6 Victoria Place, Derry, Northern Ireland
44-28-7126-2301
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Ranked #28 of 96 Attractions in Derry
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Dundonald, Belfast.
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“A very beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

A bit out of the way for tourists like us who don't really know their way around, but so very well worth finding. This place is simply stunning !! I'm not at all religious but this place gives you a very real sense of well-being. Really recommend a visit.

Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“My Great-Grandmother's Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Although I am partial since my Great Grandmother was married here, this church is simply beautiful.- very ornate with stunning stained glass, marble and woodwork. It''s historical significance in the city of Derry dates backs many centuries. There are still many remnants of "the troubles" evident ( ie/ barbed wire fencing etc) when walking in this neighbourhood.

Visited July 2012
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Derry. N.Ireland
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“History and art within its walls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is a "MUST' place to visit. The altar is white marble and the brown marble pillars rise graciously above, framing beautiful images in marble. The walls are covered with gorgeous painting and each stained-glas window tells a story. In the centre aisle the first altar stone in white marble is embedded. The date is 546 AD. Further down the aisle is the second stone when the church was extended. I think it was in the 12th century. Outside is a life-size Grotto. A stunning church.

Visited November 2012
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Derry, United Kingdom
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“a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

a holy , spiritual chapel that will leave you feeling humbled

Visited May 2012
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Derry, United Kingdom
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“Historic Site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Excellent history and position in Derry. Well worth a visit to read about the first church built at this site.

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