Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne

Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne

Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
About
Belfast Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of St. Anne, has stood for over 100 years as a place of Christian worship in the heart of Belfast. The foundation stone of the Cathedral was laid in 1899 and the building itself, Romanesque in style, continued to grow over the years. The 40 metre stainless steel Spire of Hope was added in 2007. The Cathedral contains detailed mosaics by the sisters Gertrude and Margaret Martin, elaborately carved stonework by sculptors Rosamond Praeger, Morris Harding and Esmond Burton, beautiful stained glass windows and more. The Chapel of the Holy Spirit is free to visit for quiet prayer. Our admission prices for self-guided tours includes a Visitors Guide or Audio Guide, which is available in 8 languages. Guided Tours with our experienced Volunteer Tour Guides are subject to availability, Monday to Saturday. Larger groups are asked to contact the Cathedral in advance of their visit.
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles587 reviews
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Trevor M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This place was a fridge and the seating was so uncomfortable. I noticed some people on the way in carrying cushions and wearing gloves, scarf and a hat and I soon found out why when I entered the Cathedral. When the event was over, I was chilled to the bone and shivering continuously!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!
Written March 16, 2024
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Sherrie H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We visited St Anne’s on 19 Sep.2023 and after paying a nominal entrance fee, were met, unexpectedly, by a guide named Matt who offered to show us around.
Matt was welcoming, friendly, funny & knowledgeable and, whilst I had visited once before without a guide, I learnt so much more about the cathedral through Matt.
This was a morning well spent and a memorable experience for me and my family, enriched through Matt’s guidance and entertaining stories.
We have visited many cathedrals but I have to say this was definitely one of the best I have experienced. The cathedral itself is beautiful, yet not too large to be overwhelming! The mosaics are a sight to behold and the warmth of the welcome & the experience as a whole is definitely not to be missed!
I would highly recommend a visit and, if you are lucky enough to be met by Matt, you will most certainly have an enjoyable and memorable time there!
Many thanks for a genuinely interesting, informative & thoroughly entertaining morning Matt!
Written September 23, 2023
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Jaffathecat1
oxford530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Cathedrals aren't for everyone but this relatively modern church is well worth a detour to visit. The unusual spike like spire built of steel was incorporated so as not to weigh the building down, putting pressure on its less than firm foundations! It rather resembles a dagger being suspended over the pulpit & congregation! An accident of design or subliminal religious symbolism?!
Written September 8, 2023
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Fiona C
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This cathedral is special because it’s (relatively) modern, although entirely traditional in design, so the stonework is sparkling clean.
Worth the £2.50 entrance cost to see the Creation Mosaic alone.
Written August 4, 2023
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hannahbodily
Bedford, UK52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Expected to walk in and spend 10 minutes wandering around, but ended up spending an hour there with good information boards and guide book (£1.50). Do pay an entrance fee, but think it’s well worth the money (£2.50) and happy to contribute to the upkeep of a lovely cathedral.
Written July 25, 2023
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user123456
United Kingdom1,298 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Stunning building from the exterior.
I understand the running cost of churches and cathedrals, however I oppose paying for entry to a place of worship.
You can actually capture a glimpse of the majority of the cathedral inside before getting to the “ticket desk”
Written June 22, 2023
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Erik V
Cleckheaton, UK763 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
You see the peace spire from some distance and then realise that it is part of the church. Beautiful square opposite and grounds. Inside, the stained glass windows are stunning. Well worth a visit
Written May 29, 2023
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Phil C
Keyingham, UK577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Rely nice stop off, too, take in some architecture ,once inside you understand how nice a building it is ,including the spire that comes into the building
Written April 12, 2023
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Jessica R
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
There is a small fee to see the church but it was well worth it. The staff is helpful. David told us some stories and pointed out different things. The Church is beautiful and that by itself makes it worth the trip.
Written March 1, 2023
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NRSB
London, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
For £2.50/person, you will get a wonderful experience of not just religious interaction with today, but also an emotional voyage of life pre and post Covid and how the Church reached out to the community during those and these challenging times.
Written February 24, 2023
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