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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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"donation box"
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"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful interior"
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"highest point"
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"take photos"
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"entrance fee"
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"visit st"
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"on display"
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"small museum"
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"steeped in history"
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"stained glass"
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"city walls of derry"
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"within the walls"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We popped into this cathedral while circumambulating the city walls. Nice building and pleasant grounds.

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth a visit the interiors are beautiful maintained and the audio visual elements outlines the historical background very well.it was also nice to Hear about the musical link to well known hymns.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this beautiful old cathedral and was impressed by how well it has been preserved. There is a museum portion at the back, which is worth a quick stop. The curator there treated my kids to a viewing of actual original lock and key from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an impressive and beautiful cathedral inside but take time to walk outside too. I found myself holding my breath at the area around the Siege Heroes Mound reputedly containing the remains of people killed during the Siege; just how many people were buried...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told about the Cathedral by a couple on our train, when we asked them for suggestions about places to visit, and I'm so glad I did. Sometimes one has to set aside the past, if we hadn't, we would never have seen this...More

Thank Margaret G
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The first Protestant cathedral to be consecrated in England following the Reformation. It is beautifully situated on the highest point of land within the walls. Beautiful interior with magnificent wooden beamed ceiling. Be sure to watch the series of videos shown at the left front...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

I personally find it difficult to "enjoy" a place that was central to so much hatred. In addition, St. Columb's Cathedral, the Protestant cathedral in Derry, does not have much of historical interest other than the foundation stone and a very heavy 270 pound cannon...More

Thank Bruce J
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Tourguidestcol, Tour Guide at St. Columb's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

First of all, can you explain how the Cathedral "was central to so much hatred." Saint Columb's Cathedral has been and is well recognised for its role in peace and reconciliation . Also, your statement that the Cathedral does not have much of historical interest...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Visited the cathedral while in the city, and wasn’t disappointed. It’s a lovely cathedral overlooking the city of Londonderry in the city walls. We visited when they had a wedding festival in the church. It’s a lovely building with lovely helpers who are very and...More

Thank John F
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Very enjoyable to see wedding dresses through the ages. Plus, a wonderful surprise to see my Aunt and Uncle in the photos! I knew my family had connections to St Columb's and also The Court House but this made the day. The Cathedral was full...More

Thank DameElizabethH
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 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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