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Down Cathedral

Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4461 4922
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Tour Downpatrick - the Home of Ireland's Patron Saint
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  • Average17%
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“burial site” (6 reviews)
“stained glass” (4 reviews)
“st patrick” (18 reviews)
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Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
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"burial site"
in 6 reviews
"stained glass"
in 4 reviews
"st patrick"
in 18 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"buried here"
in 3 reviews
"patron saint"
in 5 reviews
"big rock"
in 2 reviews
"stunning building"
in 2 reviews
"celtic cross"
in 2 reviews
"box pews"
in 2 reviews
"resting place"
in 2 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 3 reviews
"guided tour"
in 4 reviews
"lovely area"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
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"day trip"
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"saints"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our group stopped here during our visit to Downpatrick. It is said that three saints are buried on the cathedral grounds - "three saints one grave do fill, Patrick, Brigid, and Columcille". Our tour guide was able to share this story with our group as...More

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit here is a must when visiting Ireland. The cathedral is the resting place of all 3 Irish patron saints. The cathedral is interesting, with some unique characteristics. It also has an interesting history which we heard about from a local parishioner. Well worth...More

Thank Vanessa M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ladies in the cathedral were more than happy to offer a personal service about the history of the cathedral. Some of the stories were intriguing. Beautiful building

Thank Muldrake
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly lovely cathedral. And full of history. Just out back is where Saint Patrick (yes THE Saint Patrick) is buried. It was special to visit this place. They were very welcoming inside and directed us to where St Patrick's gravestone is. I recommend stopping...More

Thank Justin G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love Saint Patrick, this is a must-see! Lovely cathedral steeped in history. Gorgeous array of stained glass windows, and lots of local information past and present in the reception area. The attendant was very helpful and the gift shop had nice items, not...More

Thank lizzyshannon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the St Patrick’s Centre we firstly walked up the hill to his gravestone. Lovely area. Later we joined our CIE Tours coach to be driven up road to be greeted by Joy on 1-4-18. What a lovely, bright and friendly guide who’s been...More

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a very good Choir Concert of Agnus Dei and Stainers Crucifixion in Down Cathedral and Organ playing by the well known Organist Stephen Hamill. The Cathedral is a very grand building, imposing as you walk up to it, with seating on 3 sides and...More

Thank Mo_DaW171
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great weather today added to the experience of visiting the cathedera l and given a guided tour and information . Beautiful surroundings and views

Thank nursemarge19
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The lady on the deak was most helpful when we went in to visit. The cathedral has wonderful box pews and some great stained glass. A concert was being organised so there were lots of technicians setting up equipment but that didn’t stop us appreciating...More

Thank susanwalsh
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Enjoyed an hour at a Down Cathedral, which is much changed since I worked in the area 20 years ago. Some may question some of the changes, but none could question the welcome from the young lady at reception and the wonderful sound of the...More

Thank Rodney059
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