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St. Anne's Cathedral

Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 8332
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Magnificent St Anne's Cathedral at the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter is a treasure trove of art, culture and music. Services take place four times daily, with a sung service most days. The Cathedral has a range of choirs, including a new Boys' Choir, with many members recruited from St Anne's innovative cross-community Choir School project. The Cathedral was consecrated in 1904 and extended over the years, with the eye-catching Spire of Hope added in 2006. Today, as well as being a sacred space and place of worship, St Anne's also provides a stunning backdrop for concerts, recitals and carol services. Inside its lofty interior are mosaics by Sir Charles Nicholson, and sculptures by Rosamund Praegar and Maurice Harding. The mosaics of Italian glass are by sisters Gertrude and Margaret Martin - the mosaic over the font is said to hold more than 150,000 pieces! St Anne's has spectacular stained glass windows and some very fine needlework, including the poignant Titanic Pall. Visitors can avail of a guide booklet and optional audio tour. There is a shop stocking original gifts. As St Anne's is the Cathedral for the City of Belfast, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit is free to visitors for quiet prayer at any time.
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Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 8332
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful place with very beautiful architectural features. Very interesting to visit. Certainly a good experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty modern built cathedral. Clear guide book explains what's where! Easy to find with street signs.

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not spend the money to get into see the whole thing. I think many other cities have much prettier cathedrals.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful building to visit which still fulfils its role as a place of Christian worship. Many interesting archtectural features plus many historical photos of the clergy and choir over the years. Beware that a charge is made for entry (£5:adult, £4 senior). There are...More

Thank Ibis_user
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately there was a service while I walked past it, so I could only peek inside and see the building from the outside. But what I saw looked really great!

Thank KyFlynn
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Easily reached on foot from city centre. Unfortunately we could only inspect the outside as private function was going on - would be worth organising time of visit to co-incide when open to public.

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Had an hour to spare & thought would pop in, not really church goers. Costs £3 then £2 each for a guide so £10 for a couple, not sure why we was given 2 guides, when we walked in together.. There's not much inside to...More

1  Thank Bran94
Reviewed 8 June 2017

A beautiful venue, adapting to the times and using the space for corporate events. Felt a little odd to be drinking away (at first - got easier!), the staff and catering were excellent and it is the most fabulous space.

Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Also a must on any tour and if looking 5 minutes to calm your thoughts this is the place to sit and reflect. Beautiful building, so much history and tours open your eyes to the past within our city.

Thank referee62
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Really a stunning piece of architecture, and one of the best self guided tours that I've seen. The signage around the Cathedral is simply superb. I would highly recommend for anyone who enjoys Cathedrals.

1  Thank albet3342
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