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Christ Church Cathedral Entrance Ticket & Self-Guided Tour

Christ Church Cathedral Entrance Ticket & Self-Guided Tour

From US$ 11.35 per person

Explore one of the most sacred monuments in Dublin on a self-guided tour of the nave and crypt of Christ Church Cathedral. Learn more about Dublin's oldest working structure.

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  • Discover the Magna Carta and the oddities of the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
  • Marvel at the stunning nave with its magnificent floor tiles
  • Follow in the footsteps of Middle Ages pilgrims
Full description
Journey back in time by almost 1,000 years as you enter Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Built circa 1028, the sacred monument is perfectly located in the heart of the city's medieval center and features a beautiful interior and the largest crypt in Ireland. Constructed in the early 12th century, and the oldest structure still in use in Dublin today, the crypt is home to some fascinating memorials and curiosities. Look at the treasury, and see the mummified cat and rat. According to cathedral lore, the cat chased the rat into the pipe of an organ and both became stuck. They are mentioned by James Joyce in "Finnegans Wake" and are known locally - with typical Dublin wit - as "Tom and Jerry." Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who beat a path to the church in the Middle Ages. Learn about the important collection of relics in the church. Admire the stained glass windows and medieval floor tiles of the nave. 
  • Entrance to Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
  • Self-guided tour of the nave and crypt
  • Audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian (subject to availability).
  • Guided tour
  • Belfry experience

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Welcome Desk, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • Last admission is 45 minutes before closing. Our opening hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays work around services times. Please see our website for more information on service times: https://christchurchcathedral.ie/worship-music/
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if you want an excursion of about an hour, go to Christchurch, self guided visit is doable and there is really much to see inside. You can therefore also stay for a few hours. it is possible to arrange a visit with a guide, but then come at special times and pay an extra 4 euros per person

January 30, 2019

Great value and nice to tour ourselves

December 11, 2022

December 4, 2022

Product ID: 79334