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St. Columba's Church (Long Tower)

6 Victoria Place, Derry, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7126 2301
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What a gem

The church is exquisite. Original altar stones mark the sites of altars from 546AD. This church is... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Madeline M
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Wonderful, atmospheric, historic building.

One of our high points. This is a beautiful building and well worth a visit. Pity the adjacent... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Philomena S
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6 Victoria Place, Derry, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 7126 2301

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The church is exquisite. Original altar stones mark the sites of altars from 546AD. This church is a must on a city visit. From here there is a terrific view of the city walls and the Bogside where the infamous Bloody Sunday massacre took place.

Thank Madeline M
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

One of our high points. This is a beautiful building and well worth a visit. Pity the adjacent Heritage Centre was not open even though the signs said it was open. A big disappointment. We had mass on the Saturday evening and returned on Sunday...More

Thank Philomena S
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

One of the oldest church in the city. Its a must place to visit. Very cosy and warm inside. The images painted on the church wall inside reminds me of story telling from my grandma. Brought my childhood memories back.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Massive church that has history going back to at least the 12th century. Locations of previous high altars are marked on the floor - showing how the church has grown and expanded over the years. The High altar is wonderful and massive - taking up...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Found this church by chance,beautiful and peaceful,the art work and mosaics are stunning,from my observations it is well loved and looked after,the crucifixion outside is beautiful,

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This beautiful Church is a must for a visit when in the City of Derry. Amazing stained glass windows, marble altars and much more. A great history attached to this Church.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Having heard of St Columba, and his Journey to Iona, I was interested to visit here, while sightseeing in the city. a very short distance from the city walls, so very easy to build into an afternoons sight seeing walk, worth a visit

Thank GRB814
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

A church with beautiful interior and marble altars. Historic location , being the original site of St. Columba who went Iona and from his disciples Christianised Scotland and Northern England.the Columban settlement preceded Derry Walls by 100 years

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

I love visiting this Church, the alter is one of the most beautiful I have seen. Well worth a visit, such a sense of history and serenity - you will not be disappointed.

Thank Mrsp35
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

This church is one of the loveliest churches in Irreland. It is medium sized but the sense of history envelopes you as a soon as you walk inside. The paintings, mosaics and altars are all beautiful. I visited here on 9th June the feasr day...More

Thank Madeline M
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vstackpole
12 September 2017|
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Response from Philomena S | Reviewed this property |
Longtower Church is a very short distance from Bishop's Gate if you are following the City Walls. Or if you are walking from The Diamond (central square) go up Bishop's Street and through Bishop's Gate then turn right and... More
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vstackpole
12 September 2017|
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Response from Philomena S | Reviewed this property |
Mass times for Sundays - 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12 noon and 1pm. Longtower Church has it's own website for further information. We enjoyed mass here while on holidays. Look out for the flagstones set into the floor showing... More
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1Nuala
6 October 2016|
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Response from Watson1962 | Reviewed this property |
It would take 15 mins walking just walk over the bridge keep on the left hand side of the bridge come to the end of the bridge and keep left walk up past the park keep walking till you come to the traffic lights walk... More
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