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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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We stopped her to get a picture and decided to tour this church. It was self guided and only €6. The church itself was interesting along with having the tomb of Strongbow on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Walbridge, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped her to get a picture and decided to tour this church. It was self guided and only €6. The church itself was interesting along with having the tomb of Strongbow on the right side while looking toward the alter. You also can see where the governor and president sit while visiting the church. Heading down to the crypt... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited and did the bell ringing tour. got to go in the tower and have the bell ringing explained to us and actually rand some bells. very unique.

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Hi Bill, Thanks for your review. I am glad you have enjoyed your bell ringing tour. It's a really unique experience to climb the tower and to learn about the bells. I hope see you again at Christ Church Cathedral Jonathan Christ Church Cathedral More 

Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

even without the tour provided at certain hours in the church, you can still get a good feeling of what's in there, and you most certainly get around quite well if you get the free paper guide by the entrance (available in many languages). it's a must to see from the outside, too, as it has a lovely garden and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at Christ Church Cathedral when it was pouring down rain. Joined the church, belfrey & crypt tour. A little hard to hear the church tour guide as there can be a lot of noise. The stairs to the belfrey are pretty narrow & steep -- but doable. Anyone who wanted to ring the church bells could. The final... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to turn up at Christchurch in time for one of the guided tours. The costs was minimal (I think 6 euro a head) but it was worth twice or three times the price. The docent who guided the tour gave us lots of interesting snippets of history on both the cathedral itself and the city of Dublin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I highly recommend visiting Christ Church and taking the guided tour. Not only will you see the Cathedral, but many of its details and architectural history will be explained. Oh, and our guide was very entertaining!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a couple of hours here going round the cathedral and the crypt. Very interesting information about the Tudors. Would recommend, even though there is an entrance fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friends and I stopped here on our 6 hour day light trip to Dublin and it was raining, so we stopped here. We walked around ourselves and enjoyed the basement catacombs. There are around 6,000 people buried there. Pretty amazing. Some of the Tudors tv show were filmed there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this was in my Dublin Pass but wanted to go there anyway, really worth the effort and it is on the way to the Guiness Storehouse !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Christ Church Cathedral is one of the two Cathedral of Dublin, and for me is not as great as i thought. It didn't have the greatness of St Patrick's. The thing that you can find interesting are the chainbers where you can find a little bit of the history of the Cathedral and also see tha cat and mouse... More 

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