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“Attractive and historic”

St. Columb's Cathedral
Ranked #12 of 143 things to do in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We didn't have a guided tour of this historic cathedral but thoroughly enjoyed walking around, both inside and outside. It's an integral part of the city's history and well worth a visit.

Thank Alec L
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

Such a wonderfully built Cathedral. It was a pleasure visiting this Holy Place. Being smaller than many of the other Cathedrals in the UK it was, despite its still considerable size, more intimate.

Thank rodgask
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

I went to the cathedral because my 4xgreat grandparents were married there in 1813. It has changed quite a bit since then but much of original facade still exists. The videotape at the front left area is worth watching and was informative and gave depth to what you were seeing in the cathedral. This was the only Anglican Church we visited among 4 in Ireland and Northern Ireland that was open. All 10 of the Roman Catholic ones were. The church is open and staff available with a small store. No inside photos allowed and as always a donation is appreciated.
The staff were very helpful and informative about our search of the grave yard for ancestor stones. Some were apparently buried under the street when it was laid and many are no longer readable. If you use rootsireland for gravestones be aware the plot number they list is a PRONI reference number not a grave plot as I found out at faughanvale parish church of Ireland in Eglinton and the st. Columb's cathedral. This info was provided by Brian Mitchell genealogist in Derry after my searches of the cemetery.

Thank hollyspeed
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

Walking into St Augustines Church had been welcoming, so I was disappointed when I didn't feel the same when walking into St Columb's Cathedral. Inside are shown four videos which together help the visitor to understand the Cathedrals view of the troubles. Not the warmest welcome or the most striking of Cathedrals but it should not be missed.

Thank st8sman
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful place well worth a visit. This place is steeped in history and a must see. Anyone interested in the siege of londonderry will find this church beautiful.

Thank Johnny W
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