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St. Columb's Cathedral

London St. | Londonderry, Derry, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7126 7313
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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.
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London St. | Londonderry, Derry, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We where in this cathedral for an ordination of a family friend. Absolutely massive building with a huge amount of history as it is nearly 360 years old. It has two massive organs one of which was played during the ordination brilliant sound. There is...More

Thank Alan F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went into the church as we were walking the walls. A rather special Cathedral with lots of history and delightful architecture.

Thank glyn l
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Reviewed 1 week ago

was in there in 2017 it was lovely one has pay we fee take photos in there but its raily nice lovely see inside

Thank derrycity22
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While taking the tour around the walls of Derry, this was on one of the stops. It is just a beautiful space and has been maintained to a very high standard. Loved visiting it.

Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

.Enjoy the peace and beauty of this Cathedral, sit and contemplate on your thoughts or wander round it and relive the historical aspect. Definitely needs to be part of your tour of Derry.

Thank marlenecrawford
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Visited St. Columb’s Cathedral on a recent trip to Londonderry, Northern Ireland. A beautiful Cathedral with stunning stain glass windows. They also have a small museum with some excellent information about the siege of Derry an some very interesting artefacts. Highly recommended on a visit...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Our group toured this cathedral during our guided city tour. The entrance to the cathedral is gated and has interesting plaques on either side as well as a guilded archway over the gate. There is a cemetery on the church grounds as well as several...More

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This historic cathedral was first built in 1633. Located in walled city of Derry Northern Ireland. Really great architecture and worth a visit.

Thank JimmyJackk
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The cathedral was very close of our parking spot so it was the first place we visited when we started discovering the walled city. The building is beautiful and well set. While in town, there are big spaces around it. It makes for lovely photos....More

Thank Pomerols
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

It's an interesting building, architecturally speaking both inside and outside. The grand scale and the heavily decorated interior is also quite nice. However, what perhaps puts a dampener of the visit is that the front reception is a shop and you can't take photos without...More

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