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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 19 January 2017

What a wonderful building. The stained glass windows alone are well worth a visit. We got a warm welcome and had an unscheduled, interesting tour.

Thank Agn M
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We called in to the Cathedral to ask a few questions and the staff were really helpful and enthusiastic! Within a few minutes I was looking at Baptism records belonging to my Great great Aunts and Uncles and the font in which they were baptised!...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Beautiful Gothic style building with a rich history. The interior certainly merits a (free) visit when it's open.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

I have been to this Cathedral a couple of time it is amazing if your visiting Derry this is a must to visit.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

A historic building to see beautiful structure and interior a great place to go and see. I one hundred percent recommend :)

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

so beautiful to be there where my mom said I do!!! Gorgeous interior and beautiful structure with such history

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Though it doesn't take long to visit, this cathedral is well worth dropping in on, during a circuit of the city walls, or exploration of the walled city. It has a wealth of interesting books, the original keys of the city, and more recent momentos...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went to have a closer look inside St. Columb's after taking the walking tour. The building has an impressive exterior however you do not get any idea of the beauty of the stained glass windows unless you go inside. Well worth checking it out...More

Thank peterb41_dun
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

. St Columb's Church of Ireland Cathedral was built in 1633 by the city of London.What a beautiful church this is and with a most interesting history The wife of one of he Bishops of Derry Cecil Frances Alexander wrote many famous hymns - There...More

Thank Rebecca H
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Free to get in, no photos without donation. This is an open Cathedral so do not be surprised finding someone praying or meditating any day, any time. Be respectful and if you are genuinely interested in this Cathedral's history and what part it played in...More

1  Thank Karin T
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Not sure what you are on about here? It's a Church that is open to the public you can take your children with you supervised.
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