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MandM5960 wrote a review Sep 2020
Lancaster, United Kingdom363 contributions101 helpful votes
Absolutely stunning Cathedral, a must see whilst in Derry. Very well kept both inside and outside. Visit is about twenty minutes but very well worth calling in.
Date of experience: September 2020
Ana L wrote a review Aug 2020
Navan, Ireland2,576 contributions747 helpful votes
Very nice cathedral but it was no open due to Covid-19 (only on Sundays, for the time being). Nice graveyard.
Date of experience: August 2020
Bozeman-Dublin wrote a review Mar 2020
Trim, Ireland7,963 contributions3,049 helpful votes
I love St Columbs and try to pop in everytime I am in Derry, as I was today. Beautiful inside and out and easily accessible right by the city walls. I love the serenity inside and the layers of history it has. The banners that hang along the nave are amazing, some absolutely ancient. Just a fantastic place to visit.…
Date of experience: March 2020
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M Taylor wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Bishop's Gate Hotel next door, so we were immediately struck with the architectural beauty of the Cathedral upon entering the city. The interior of the church is incredible and is full of memorials and reminders of the history of the city. We visited the church just after opening on our first morning in Derry. There was a small congregation reciting the Daily Office in the chapel. A few employees were scattered around making sure the Cathedral was ready for visitors. I purchased a copy of the Hymns for Children for sale in the gift shop and enquired about obtaining an Irish copy of the Book of Common Prayer, wherein I was directed to the Chapter House. While I appreciated the ability to visit and tour the church for free, I found the "license" to take photographs somewhat odd in this age of social media and influencers.…
Date of experience: November 2019
dianne m wrote a review Oct 2019
manchester401 contributions88 helpful votes
Some interesting things in the grounds. There's a mass grave of people killed during the siege and a Somme memorial cross.
Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Tourguidestcol, Tour Guide at St. Columb's Cathedral
Responded Oct 31, 2019
From October to March the visiting hours are from 10 am to 2 pm and the rest of the year they are from 9 am to 5 pm. This is in common with many other historic buildings which have reduced opening hours during the winter months. If you wish to visit outside the normal opening hours this can be arranged by giving us advance notice. The "mass grave" which you refer to is known locally as the "Siege Heroes Mound". It contains some fragments of bones that were excavated during excavation works inside the Cathedral in the 1860s. Many thanks for your comments.