The spiritual heart of the city centre since 1028
Coming up on its 1000th anniversary, Christchurch Cathedral is located in the heart of the city centre, just a 7-minute walk from the Drury Court Hotel, in the old Viking area of Dublin.
The Cathedral welcomes visitors and offers both self-guided and guided tours to view its many interesting artefacts. The crypts of the Cathedral are a real highlight and house a small collection of costumes used in the TV series the Tudors- taking the guided tour will also reveal the story behind the mummified cat and rat found in the crypt. Entering the main interior of Christchurch Cathedral reveals a magnificent nave and the tomb of Richard de Clare (Strongbow)- a notable figure in the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland.
Other Historical Attractions
14 Henrietta Street
A rare insight into an oft-overlooked chapter of Dublin’s history
Book of Kells & Trinity College
Ireland’s oldest university and home to the Book of Kells
Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library
The historical centre of power in Ireland & an incredible private collection on display
An historical prison, now museum, offering daily tours
Ireland’s Oldest Public Library
St Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral was built between the years of 1191 and 1270, on the site where St. Patrick is said to have baptized converts to Christianity.