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Address: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-4461-4922
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Down Cathedral

The cathedral is nice . Built in 1183, it was initially Benedictine monastery office, welcoming within its walls many monks learn, practice the arts of illumination and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2016
Patrick D
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Warsaw, Poland
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful cathedral & cemetery. Visit the visitor center first for the video presentation. There is a fee, but very worth while to clearly understand the prominence & history of St. Patrick...patron Saint of Ireland. Hence St. Patrick's day!!!!! Then visit the cathedral & grave site of St. Patrick. Very nice restrooms here & loads of souvenirs. They are collecting funds... More 

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Atlantic, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We had a nice lunch at the shop at the bottom of the hill then we walked up to the Cathedral. It is a stunning site to see coming up the hill. We went inside for a guided tour it was very informative and amazing to see. There aren't many places you can go in and see that beautiful and... More 

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Dromore, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Spent an hour or so going around reading and using the information guide. would recommend a visit more than once local or tourist. a beautiful tranquil church and visited St Patricks grave

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Thank cole71
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The cathedral is nice . Built in 1183, it was initially Benedictine monastery office, welcoming within its walls many monks learn, practice the arts of illumination and calligraphy, while practicing christian religion..Beautiful windows and other jewelry from Irish architecture: the entire cathedral honors the life of St. Patrick, counting his life through sculptures, stained glass, statues and others present in... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Visit for the graves (a nice bookend to all the other information you learn about St. Patrick while visiting Ireland) but don't forget to stop in the church! it's a nice chapel and there are also some historical pieces inside. they had a flag from what US citizens would call the Revolutionary War. I just visited with friends (no tour... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

St. Patrick's alleged grave was a big letdown since it is an unimpressive slab of rock. Our tour guide told us my spouse and I that he is not even buried there! However, the cathedral is worthy of a visit. It broods atop the Hill of Down, and the upward climb rewards one with a multiple array of daffodils and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This Angelican church was interesting to see but disappointing because not much regarding Saint Patrick was there in the church, although the recasting place of saints Patrick, Bridget and Columcille.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Great views and fantastic for taking photographs! A lot smaller inside than expected but well worth a visit. St Patrick's Grave is smaller and more subtle than expected but definitely worth seeing. The building itself is stunning

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

A visit to Ireland would not be complete without a visit to Downpatrick Cathederal. The burial ground of Saint Patrick Irelands patron saint. The tombstone is accessable up a few steps but would be difficult for physically challenged. The Cathederal is open most dasy until around 4pom. There are many other St Patrick sights such as Saul church about 10... More 

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Very beautiful and peacful scene either if you like nature or visiting outstanding buildings such as old churches and cemeteries. You can also visit St. Patrick's grave. Definitelly a place to visit if you go to Downpatrick

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