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St. Columb's Cathedral

London St. | Londonderry, Derry, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7126 7313
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Beautiful Cathedral

This is a most beautiful Cathedral well worth a visit, you are made to feel most welcome its a... read more

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Walled City Cathedral

Dating back to the early 1600's, this cathedral evokes a time long, long ago. Its thick stone walls... read more

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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
+44 28 7126 7313

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a most beautiful Cathedral well worth a visit, you are made to feel most welcome its a lovely place for quite and reflection

Thank gergallagher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dating back to the early 1600's, this cathedral evokes a time long, long ago. Its thick stone walls and austere interior blend perfectly. It occupies a prime location along the city walls. The burial ground is quite substantial for a city cathedral. Its main spire...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Cathedral has some historical significance being the first Cathedral built after the Reformation. That is probably the most interesting part of the Cathedral but it is beautifully located next to the City Walls.

Thank Redhillblue
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Lovely cathedral. Staff were very friendly and helpful. They found historical records of my family for me. I was thrilled. The cathedral has an informative film. Entry is free but they need the donations to keep the cathedral going.

1  Thank AJS47
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a beautiful church worth checking out. The architecture and stained glass were impressive. There was a wedding going on when I visited, so I couldn't spend the time I normally would have.

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 15 September 2017

A beautiful ancient cathedral with a museum inside holding some of Derrys best history. A must see when you visit the town and a bonus if you attend when there's a musical event as the acoustics are wonderful

Thank mcphersonphoto
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We wandered into the Cathedral while making our way around the city walls. It is a pleasant cathedral but not a huge amount to see. The main reason to go is to see the little museum, which displays the original locks from the city gates...More

1  Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We stopped into this Anglican cathedral by taking a short detour off our wall walk. We didn't take advantage of the little museum inside but had been told at the Tower Museum that this is the church in which John Newton, slave trader, repented. He,...More

Thank lookin4luxury
Reviewed 7 September 2017

While walking the city walls, we took a detour to visit St Columb's Cathedral, the oldest surviving building in Derry / Londonderry. It was of particular interest because a former Bishop of Derry, Frederick Hervey, the 4th Earl of Bristol was born and buried near...More

Thank Jellybellydancer
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Well worth a day visit to historic Londonderry, of which St Columb's Cathedral is an essential part. First Cathedral to be build in British Isles following the Reformation. Played a key role in defence of City in Siege 1688-1689. So much history in one place.

Thank VisitingWithFriends
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27 February 2015|
Response from Fawkirk1 | Reviewed this property |
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.