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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.

Guided tours, including the belfry, available up to five times a day Monday to Saturday.

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A good visit!

We booked a tour with our admission ticket and got the opportunity to go up to the Belfry. The guide, Dara was friendly, funny and entertaining. The building is fascinating and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was a good guide for sale which informed you about the history of the place. It was a small Cathedral and didn't take very long to visit but it did have an interesting crypt and a small shop. While we were visiting there was a short evening service which we could participate in.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a tour with our admission ticket and got the opportunity to go up to the Belfry. The guide, Dara was friendly, funny and entertaining. The building is fascinating and with together with the tour was a good visit.

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Inverness
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Value for money visit to this lovely cathedral. 5 Euro for concessions and 6 for normal. A free leaflet that is informative. There is a very good video loop down in the crypt that gives a fairly comprehensive history of the history of the place. Did you know that Ireland had a Magna Carta, but only for the English settlers!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have re visited the cathedral as I have recently started watching the tudors, the tour was great and the gentlemen who lead us was very entertaining, we even got to ring the bell!!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Try to attend a service here, and especially if the tower bells will peal afterwards. The treasury in the crypt is not to be missed, but it helps if you know what you're looking at - the signage could be better.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looks lovely outside but entry is quite expensive for not very much inside :( Was expecting so much more, especially in the crypts.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much history. Who new James II, Henry II and William of Orange had all been here. Richard Strongbow is buried here. One of the best Crypts I've ever seen. What a great deal at only 6.50 Euros.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful from the outside but we didn't realise there was an entrance fee of €6.50 to look around inside (€4 extra to tour the crypt). We would have happily paid a donation but this fee seemed excessive.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The same day we visited the Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patricks Cathetral. The Christ Church is definitly the most interesting of these two Cathedrals. Christ Church has the most interesting history, and a very fascinating Crypt. The most curious object in the crypt is a mummified cat and rat which have been stucked in a organ pipe, and found... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Now we walked up to the cathedral and thought it looked lovely from the outside which is does but we were very shocked to see that you had to pay to go see inside! Can't think of any cathedral I've been to where I've had to pay!

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