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St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)

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Address: Cathedral Close, Armagh BT61 7DY, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 3752 3142
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Located on the Hill of Armagh, this place of worship has been a Christian...

Located on the Hill of Armagh, this place of worship has been a Christian church ever since it was founded by St. Patrick in 445 AD.

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Get together with a group of close friends. Had a wander around the magnificent cathedral. Decor amazing, beautifully kept ornate building. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get together with a group of close friends. Had a wander around the magnificent cathedral. Decor amazing, beautifully kept ornate building. Well worth a visit.

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County Antrim, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Called on a lovely Autumn Sunday afternoon to view the Church of Ireland cathedral (dedicated to St. Patrick) before calling with friends near Armagh. Ecclesiastical buildings are among our interests and we rated this well worth a visit. The location is quite spectacular, being on top of a small hill and not overshadowed or crowded out by other buildings. The... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Totally surprised to find this amazing cathedral in such a small town. It's perched high on a hill overlooking the city and the interior rivals the grandest cathedrals in the largest cities.

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Thank Alayne S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

There are multiple churches in the village of Armagh so make sure to plan on which ones you are planning to see. St. Patrick's Cathedral - Church of Ireland is this building (there is also a St. Patrick's - Roman Catholic Cathedral as well). There is a fee to get in - which I must admit took me by surprise... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This ancient cathedral is definitely worth a visit. It is on the sight of the "great stone church" built by St. Patrick atop one of the most historic hills in Ireland and dates to the dark ages. Parts of the cathedral have been rebuilt and renovated over the centuries. Brian Ború, king of all Ireland, in the X century is... More 

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Thank LMDominguez
Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

It is well worth visiting! What a history behind it. There is a small donation required, but it is necessary to keep the cathedral running.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Visited the cathedral after visiting the catholic cathedral. We had to pay £3 per adult to get in. I later read that this should have included a guided tour which we weren't offered. The first cathedral had no entrance fee.

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Thank thelittleredrobin
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a beautiful building of the traditional Victorian Anglican sort. Lovely setting with a grassy orchard to one side. Very interesting history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This protestant Cathedral is much smaller than its Catholic neighbour, not as imposing or majestic from the outside. The interior is impressive, but again not as beautiful as the Catholic church. Lots of history to be seen - although it costs £3 to actually look around.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Having already visited the magnificent R.C. cathedral, this one suffered somewhat by comparison. It's a fine enough cathedral in it's own right, but more sombre and less gorgeous. The military chapel is fascinating and humbling, and probably worth the visit on it's own. There is also a series of gardens which are very suitable for quiet reflection, but at the... More 

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Nuadha445, Manager at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland), responded to this review

The gardens are maintained by the local council. They are aware of the maintenance required. Thank you for your review. More 

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