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“Worth a visit”
Review of Down Cathedral

Down Cathedral
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$7.63*
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2-Hour Tour of Downpatrick including Saint Patrick Centre
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$59.30*
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Belfast Day Trip from Dublin
Ranked #6 of 25 things to do in Downpatrick
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newry
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is an historic cathedral to visit as it is the burial place of St Patrick. Steeped in history this cathedral is a must for all interested in early church history.

Visited April 2014
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Helena, MT
Level 6 Contributor
975 reviews
262 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

We have stopped here a couple of times. We enjoyed the view, the quiet (we never saw any other tourists or anyone), a time to reflect. A nice view.

The nearby church has nice bathrooms now and a small gift shop. We had so much fun with the attendant there. She was working the shop (with nobody around) and was a gift herself. We talked local history, accents, immigration to America and so on.

It was February and a bit cold. The shop had some hand knitted wool hats, lots of them, Very cheap. She said that a pair of sisters in the congregation knitted them as a means of contributing. They knitted so fast that the shop had trouble selling as fast, hence the cheap price. What a hoot. We bought three.

Well worth it.

Visited February 2013
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Bowie, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
293 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

This was a stop on our tour, and of interest to us (my mother and I) was the grave of St. Patrick and St. Brigid. It was peaceful and the cathedral was nice. Loved the graveyard, and the view in the distance made me take time to just stand and enjoy. Once inside the cathedral all I had time to do was give a brief glance, spent too much time in the graveyard. There was a very nice pipe organ, stained glass windows and a very old British flag. Wish I had more time to do more than give a brief glance, didn’t get a chance to read about what I was looking at but glad I saw what I did.

Visited September 2013
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Thank boo2U
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Douglas, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Autumn break”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

It had a pleasant atmosphere, lady in Cathedral shop very pleasant and helpful. Liked the boxed pews

Visited September 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worth a few minutes if only for St Patrick's grave”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Most people visiting will go to see Saint Patrick’s grave which also holds the bones of two other saints but this tiny little cathedral is also worth a visit because of its historical and religious importance. Just 100 yards from Down Museum.

Visited September 2013
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