Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

4.3
One of Dublin's oldest buildings, Christ Church Cathedral sits in the medieval heart of the city. A thousand years old, this imposing cathedral is both a place of pilgrimage and a major architectural landmark, noted for its flying buttresses and stained glass windows. The cathedral's southern aisle features a monument to Richard de Claire, known to history as the Anglo-Norman "Strongbow" who invaded Ireland in 1170. Below the cathedral lies an ancient arched crypt, reputed to be the largest in the country. A guided tour can show you the crypt's curious features, which include a display of a mummified cat chasing a mummified rat trapped inside an organ pipe in the 19th century that's now affectionately called "Tom and Jerry." To visit Christ Church Cathedral and other attractions in Dublin, use our Dublin travel route planner .
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  • The cathedral is impressive with its stained glass windows and various tributes to patrons and those fallen in battle. The crypt contains an interesting display of artifacts and the history of Ireland...  more »
  • The Church was terrific especially the Crypt which is one of the oldest here in Ireland and the vaulted stone ceilings are great.You can buy combination tickets to cover the church itself, the Crypt a...  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral. We had a great guide. Very much well worth it. You get to ring one of the bells! The tour takes you to the roof and the below to the treasures. Excellent fun.
  • What a great tour!! Our guide was VERY knowledgeable and so so funny. Kept us very entertained. And we got to climb into the belfry and ring the bells!! Highly recommend. One of our Dublin highlights without a doubt.
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