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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
+44 28 7126 7313

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

This cathedral is lovely inside - free to enter (just ask for a donation) and beautiful floor tiles, stained glass and dark and white stonework. Just off the city walls so easy to stop off for a few minutes on your walk round the city

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a must stop if you are walking on the walls that surround the old city. It is a beautiful cathedral. I had an ancestor who was married in the cathedral in the 1600's, and the guide showed us the original records.

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 1 July 2016

short stop here during our walk around the city Derry....beautiful inside and outside.....catholic or not it was very neat to see

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The cathedral is very pretty, and we happened to visit when someone was willing to play the organ. Worth a visit!

Thank walkerbob
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The quite small cathedral has a very nice atmosphere. I tend to think that you have seen all churches if you have seen one. St. Columb's is different, and you should include a visit to this cathedral from 1633 if in Derry. It is also...More

Thank OsloTrondV
Reviewed 26 June 2016

A beautiful Protestant cathedral. Worth checking out. I found it odd that Protestant churches in Ireland, but not Catholic ones, expect you to make a donation. Some even call it an admission fee, just to enter a church. I know maintaining such a building is...More

Thank Bill O
Tourguidestcol, Guest Relations Manager at St. Columb's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thank you for your review. We do not charge individuals to visit the Cathedral. We do however request that visitors consider making a voluntary donation towards running and maintenance costs which average about £3000 per week. Over the last five years we have spent almost...More

Reviewed 23 June 2016

For some reason the church felt compelled to lecture a large group of tourists that filled the entire entranceway. I really want to see the inside and photograph the monuments, but some pompous official was bloviating with apparent self-satisfaction making entry impossible. Doofus.More

Thank Dave C
Tourguidestcol, Front Office Manager at St. Columb's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2016

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you were unable to obtain access to the Cathedral by, as you put it, "some pompous official who was bloviating....". We have many large groups visiting the cathedral and they are welcomed in the porch by one...More

Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

A very good chruch. It has a good guide which teaches you all about the history of derry and the church. There is also a old school house behind which is interesting

Thank mamjjjggffxvh
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Was only able to see the outside of the building as I had my dog with me. A beautiful ornate building. Was a sanctuary to many during the "troubled" history of Londonderry. Its location and its clergy played their part in the "Peace Process" in...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The cathedral sits on a slight hill and is thus imposing. Outside is a burial mound for people killed in the 17th century siege. The interior is not remarkable but maybe worth a short visit if you like cathedrals. There is a recommended donation, but...More

Thank jj435Rye
Tourguidestcol, Guest Relations Manager at St. Columb's Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2016

Thank you for your review. The notice requesting visitors to make a donation means what it says. There is no admission charge to the Cathedral for individuals. The person sitting at the entrance is there to hand out information leaflets and to answer visitor's questions.

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26 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.