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

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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
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful to find this historic cathedral within the medieval city walls of Derry open to the public and steeped in a rich history. A must-see

1  Thank MarOReilly
Reviewed 14 August 2017

we enjoyed are walk around the cathedral, and there was a very pleasant and helpful gentleman in the small museum area how took the time to answer our questions.

Thank quilter9
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

St Columb's Cathedral is in side the walls that go around Derry nice large Cathedral well worth a look nice stained glass windows. Walk around the wall inside the church and read the plaques good place to rest and take it all in to take...More

1  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I went to the church on Sunday and was received in a very friendly and welcoming manner by two staff members despite the church being closed on Sunday's to tourists. I was very surprised and grateful to be given a personal tour out of hours....More

1  Thank ShaneKiely
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We first spotted this church on our walking tour and only later went back for a look. Beautiful from all angles, the interior is also impressive. There is a fee for a permit to take photos inside. On principal, we did not pay it, but...More

Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 21 July 2017

My husband and I visited the Cathedral after finding it on a walk around the City of Derry/Londonderry. It is beautifully decorated and a amazingly big, but although we know that circumstances were different when the Cathedral was erected, we could not help but think...More

1  Thank mrst148
Reviewed 14 July 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,...More

1  Thank C7425LRdavidf
Reviewed 12 July 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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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.