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“History coming to life”

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 July 13, 2017

Anglican Cathedral Church within the City Walls of Derry. Beautiful interior with some excellent stains glass windows some of which are replacements for those lost during " the Troubles ". Some interesting memorial plaques around the walls. Most importantly a good place to just sit, relax and contemplate

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

This Cathedral is 400 years old and a lot of restoration work has been carried out. If you visit ask to be showing the video detailing the history of the church. It is now in pristine condition and well worth a visit.

Thank Ronnie M
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

Stunning architecture....stained glass par excellence ... ships that carried emmigrants to Canada during famine times returned with Canadian pine that was stained to look like the Redwood ceilings of Guildhall .

Thank Ed I
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

Not to be missed within the City Walls of Derry is the St. Columb's Cathedral. Magnificent in its simplicity, it is an oasis of calm within. Running video commentary gives the history of the Cathedral and its place within the City. Rest awhile whilst you are inside and take in the beauty of the Stained Glass Windows and the serenity of the Cathedral.

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

If you like exploring churches, their role in human life and spending some time in quiet reflection this is a good place to visit. The building has history going back to the 1600's, daily prayers still occur that you can join in with as well as Sunday Worship (Anglican). The wood carving on the pews are all different. The stain glass, memorials, flags and fittings within the Cathedral all have a story to tell. The volunteer there on the day was full of knowledge and shared so much that added to the visit. The grounds are peaceful and a good place to just sit, be still - and we enjoyed our sandwich there.

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