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Address: Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9032 8332
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Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Magnificent St Anne's Cathedral at the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter...

Magnificent St Anne's Cathedral at the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter is a treasure trove of art, culture and music.

Services take place four times daily, with a sung service most days. The Cathedral has a range of choirs, including a new Boys' Choir, with many members recruited from St Anne's innovative cross-community Choir School project.

The Cathedral was consecrated in 1904 and extended over the years, with the eye-catching Spire of Hope added in 2006. Today, as well as being a sacred space and place of worship, St Anne's also provides a stunning backdrop for concerts, recitals and carol services.

Inside its lofty interior are mosaics by Sir Charles Nicholson, and sculptures by Rosamund Praegar and Maurice Harding. The mosaics of Italian glass are by sisters Gertrude and Margaret Martin - the mosaic over the font is said to hold more than 150,000 pieces!

St Anne's has spectacular stained glass windows and some very fine needlework, including the poignant Titanic Pall.

Visitors can avail of a guide booklet and optional audio tour. There is a shop stocking original gifts.

As St Anne's is the Cathedral for the City of Belfast, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit is free to visitors for quiet prayer at any time.

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Lovely, peaceful sanctuary in the heart of Belfast

Beautiful cathedral, quite small as cathedrals go but none the less appealing for that. Be prepared to pay £5 to take the tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the place a relative was Christened many years ago,and I returned to see. It's beautiful and stunning and you will be pleasantly surprised. I felt Jesus's Peace the minute I walked in. Serene and beautiful. This is also the place "The Black Santa" stands outside to raise money for charities throughout December, I believe. And he will shake... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pity to see this fine building festooned with security force flags and trappings which destroys any semblance of religion or Christianity . The term BIBLE in one hand and SWORD in other springs to mind. Disappointing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I like Romanesque, so this Hiberno-Romanesque Cathedral appealed to me visually. I imagine many will find it bulky or heavy; but a bizarre design quirk makes it worth a visit (although perhaps not worth the entrance fee). The cathedral took 80 years to build (if I remember right) partly because the ground is incredibly unsuitable for such a weighty structure.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best thing about this place are the infrequent music events that it hosts. Especially good around xmas for choral events but otherwise not much to hold your attention once inside

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful cathedral, quite small as cathedrals go but none the less appealing for that. Be prepared to pay £5 to take the tour.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful Cathederal steeped in history. Well worth a visit. Guided tours £5 per person. The gentleman that escorted us was knowledgeable, well spoken and interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Strongly Reccomended. Thank you. I hope to visit again soon with other family members.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful cathedral just around the corner of the Ramada. Have a look at this beautiful building with amazing details like the roof and th altars and the stained windows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we were only in Belfast for a day we saw a few things just from outside this being one of them We didnt have time to go in but the entrance isn't a lot at £3 per person

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Often bypassed by locals and tourists alike, a gem well worth visiting for a few hours. Wonderful history and impressive architecture throughout.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building is next to the Ulster Univ complex. It is a very nice architecture from the outside. We peeked inside from the glass door and decided not to go in because we didn't want to pay for it. We just happened to be all spoiled from many other beautiful churches at no cost...just donations.

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