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Down Cathedral

Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4461 4922
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2-Hour Tour of Downpatrick including Saint Patrick Centre
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Belfast Day Trip from Dublin
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Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of beautiful stained glass and history. St. Patrick, St. Columb, and St. Bridig are thought to be buried in the grounds. The church is huge and quite a landmark on top of a hill in Downpatrick.

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably. Maybe. There is a big marker to the side of the church that says . But the stone was placed there in 1900. The church acknowledges St. Patrick was likely buried beneath the current church grounds, where Celtic monasteries once stood in the 6th...More

Thank Meemschirk
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We arrived in Downpatrick where St. Patrick is buried. It was Sunday, so everything was closed, and mass was being conducted in the Cathedral (yes, also called St. Patrick’s). We stopped in the visitor’s center where we watched a video about St. Patrick. From there...More

Thank Sa-i44
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Cathedral is in a beautiful setting and has a history to tell. We were fortunate enough to hear a lady docent give us a review of the history including St Patrick's influence. There is a grave marker in the church cemetery, but history says...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had friends down from Derry so wanted to show of our town took them to lots of places but they really enjoyed the down cathedral for its beauty and history behind it great place we to check out

Thank Tarapetdog4389
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Really pretty church on the inside and knowledgeable tour guide. The burial site of Saint Patrick is in the cemetery on this site.

Thank AimeeLally
Reviewed 17 March 2017

No visit to Ireland would be complete without a visit to Down Cathederal and a visit to st Patrick's grave which is situated on a mound to the right of the front door of the Cathedral. There are numerous other St Patrick sites in the...More

1  Thank Hubert A
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

There was the loveliest lady as docent when I popped in the day before St. Patrick's day. A gentleman joined her, I think they were conferring on the next days festivities. These two were warm, friendly and interested in sharing stories. They made this American's...More

Thank Michele R
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife an I took our three young grandchildren here to visit on a day trip outing. There is a very large stone resting flat on the grassy verge beside the Cathedral, which is well worth a visit. We told the children that St. Patrick...More

Thank TerryHolywood
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Down Cathedral offers more than just your typical restored centuries-old church because not only do you see the Bishop's Throne, the Judges' Boxes & the old boxpews, but on the grounds is the final burial place of the remains of St. Patrick, St. Brigid &...More

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