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“Well worth a visit if you're walking round Derry's Walls”

St. Columb's Cathedral
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$17.18*
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City Sightseeing Derry Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #8 of 138 things to do in Derry
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Owner description: Majestic, neo-Gothic Church of Ireland (Anglican) Cathedral, built between 1628 and 1633. St. Columb's is the oldest and most historic building within the walled City of Londonderry. It has recently been extensively restored. The Chapter House Museum displays artefacts from the Siege of Londonderry in 1689 and also many other interesting items.There is an audio visual display which tells the visitor the history of the Cathedral and there are guide leaflets available in 8 Languages. Admission is free - donations are welcome.
Reviewed May 11, 2014

If you're interested in religious history or architecture then the cathedral's a must if you're visiting Derry. If you're walking round the walls, it couldn't be easier to find as there's a direct gate into the grounds. Although I don't rank it amongst the most spectacular churches I've visited, it's beautiful both outside and in, and like all churches gives you the chance to experience some tranquillity away from the noise of the city centre.

Thank Bob B
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Brilliant. Excellent location. Paid car parking nearby. If you are strolling around the historic Derry walls, then this is well worth a stop and look. Staff are excellent hosts and guides. Recorded guides are available. 2013 was a great time to visit as it was period of events that had taken place during the UK City of Culture year, many of which were venue at the Cathedral.

Thank OscarCharlieLD
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

This cathedral has played a significant part in the history of Derry and that information is displayed clearly. One of it's most famous worshippers was the great hymn writer Cecil Frances Alexander who wrote 'All things bright and beautiful' and there is a display about her also.

Thank mouseHerts
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We got to walk around the grounds but unfortunately it was closed. We left on a Sunday and the next Service wasn't until 4pm, hopefully next time we will get to see it.

Thank MichMatt_crew
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Tourguidestcol, Tour Guide at St. Columb's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

The Cathedral is open for visitors from Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. It is only open on Sundays for services at 11 am and 4 pm. Visitors are welcome to have a look inside for a short time before and after the Sunday services and by prior arrangement for a longer visit.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Don't rush the time you allow for spending in this wonderful cathedral! The sense of peace is truly palpable, despite what it has witnessed over the centuries. Fabulous wood carving on the pews, brilliant organ (even better if the Dean is playing it!) and some wonderful pictures and artefacts in the Chapter Room.

Thank FizzNorthernIreland
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