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Address: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 677 8099
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin's oldest buildings, a leading...

Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin's oldest buildings, a leading visitor attraction and a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years. Famous for its breathtaking beauty, magnificent architectural features and wonderful floor tiles, Christ Church is also popular as a venue and is host to many high profile concerts throughout the year. It is home to the tomb of Strongbow, leader of the Normans, who captured Dublin in 1170. The Medieval Crypt, one of the largest in Britain and Ireland, extends under the entire Cathedral and contains The Mummified cat and rat, trapped in the organ in the 1860s.

Guided tours, including the belfry, available up to five times a day Monday to Saturday.

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It was amazing. Attended the quick prayer session they had at 12. This place is something from a dream. Wonderful!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was amazing. Attended the quick prayer session they had at 12. This place is something from a dream. Wonderful!!

Thank Abrie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see!!! This church is gorgeous. The crypt is amazing. The day we went they had an little festival outside the church grounds with food, beverage, and trinket vendors. It was a nice addition to our tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a tour here that took us up on the roof, into the belfry where we actually got to ring some bells, and down into the crypt. It was a very entertaining tour and I highly recommend it.

Thank Kathie M
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to the bellfry tour twice now, with different people visiting me as I myself live in Dublin. I can honestly say it's one of the most unique experiences to have in Dublin. As part of the tour you learn how the cathedral bells are rung and ring them yourself. Truly a recommendation to everyone who is visiting Dublin.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Christ Church Cathedral is a destination for people who like old architecture. It's just one of many other impressive churches in Dublin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to visit the old Cathedral and was quite impressed with how well the church was restored and the Beautiful stained glass. There is an entrance fee of 6 Euro's and allows you enough time to take in the beauty and pray. I was very impressed with all the stained glass, make sure you visit when the sun shines... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior of the cathedral is quite stunning and I especially enjoyed going down into the crypts which have quite a good historical narrative and some pretty interesting items on exhibit. Interesting to find out that the Tudors tv show has filmed there as well. It would have been good to know that you could have gotten a double ticket... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not get a guided tour, just wandered around and looked at the beautiful architecture and lovely religious paraphernalia. The tombs were interesting. The gift shop was quick to kick us out as they were closing in about 15 minutes, so we left without purchasing anything we might have.

Thank Nicki S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting piece of history, which makes you understand what the church's role was in Ireland. The crypt is something I definitely recommend, with its famous mummified cat and rat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive cathedral in the city centre; beautiful stained glass windows. If you get your timing right, there are bell ringing tours for a little extra cost - we didn't quite time our visit right for this!

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