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St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral

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21-50 Patrick's Close, Off Clanbrassil St.

The Basics

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is one of Dublin’s most-visited historical attractions and an essential stop for any history buff. A stop at the 13th-century building is included on most Dublin sightseeing tours, along with nearby attractions such as Trinity College and Temple Bar. It’s also a stop on hop-on hop-off bus tours in Dublin. To fully appreciate the symbolic significance of the cathedral’s many features and avoid the lines that can form at busy times, opt for a guided tour with skip-the-line-access.

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Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
US$46,29 per adult
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The Cathedral was beautiful. The stories were great. The Castle was awesome. The guide very knowledgeable
susan_b, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Dublin

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Knowledgeable Guide
JenMatRichO, Aug 2018
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
We enjoyed our tour but it was a bit too long for our 13 year old’s interest. The cathedral is beautiful and has great history.
star-5
It rained way too much for a walking...
Sally R, Jun 2017
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
It rained way too much for a walking tour, but it was nice to skip the St. Patrick's Cathedral line.
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Highly recommend
Katja L, Aug 2018
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
Very educational experience. A great history tour with an amazing guide and I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed
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Small group only 4. The guide was...
DJ K, Jun 2016
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
Small group only 4. The guide was knowledgeable and presented the information in a clear manner.
star-5
Brian was our guide for this tour. It...
Tamara M, Jun 2017
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
Brian was our guide for this tour. It was really well done. He gave us enough information to make the tour interesting but not so much as to overload us.
star-5
Another very nice and informative tour...
Donald L, Aug 2017
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
Another very nice and informative tour of both St Patrick's and the Dublin Castle as well as other local items on the tour.
star-5
Our tour guide was so informed...
Cynthia A, Jul 2016
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
Our tour guide was so informed - answered all our questions - not only did a wonderful job of clarifying the various historical struggles of Ireland but also spoke to the current affairs of the country. Really saw so much and had a perfect overview
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Tour guide was amazing! He knew so much...
Laura S, Jul 2017
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
Tour guide was amazing! He knew so much and being the only ones in the group was fantastic. We saw and learned about so many more things during our time.
star-5
Great tour. Sarah Kenny was a great...
Robert B, Jul 2017
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
Great tour. Sarah Kenny was a great tour guide. She had a lot of knowledge to share and was just lovely to listen to. We enjoyed the entire afternoon!
star-5
Thank you Sarah K. This was a...
CGribben, Aug 2016
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
Thank you Sarah K. This was a wonderful walking tour of Dublin our guide Sarah was incredibly knowledgeable would highly recommend this tour to one and all .
star-4
Our guide was Neil. Great tour lots of...
Janice B, Aug 2017
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
Our guide was Neil. Great tour lots of history interwoven with walking through the city. Small group made it more personal too. St. Pats got a special behinds the scenes that was much appreciated. If you take this one you'll be happy with it and finish with a richer knowledge base of Irish history.
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This was a very interesting...
Kathleen T, Jun 2017
Dublin: Skip-the-Line St Patrick's Cathedral & Gardens Tour
This was a very interesting tour.....but it moves fast and we had just landed 2 hours before. We went back the next day to look at the sights.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Travelers can explore independently or take part in guided tours, which take place several times daily from Monday to Saturday.

  • The cathedral is wheelchair accessible.

  • The Dublin Pass includes cathedral entry.

  • Take time to stroll through the adjacent St. Patrick’s Park, a grassy square with perfectly framed views of the cathedral.

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How to Get There

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is located in the heart of Dublin city center, within easy strolling distance of several other big-name attractions, including Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Ride the Luas Green Line tram to the terminus, St. Stephen’s Green; St. Patrick’s is about a 10-minute walk from there. Dublin Bus run several routes (49, 54a, 56a, 77a, and 151) to the cathedral.

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When to Get There

St. Patrick’s is open year-round. Summer mornings in July and August tend to draw the biggest crowds. Join a skip-the-line tour to avoid waiting around, or plan your visit for late afternoon instead when the cathedral empties out.

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How to Hear the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir

The cathedral has its own choir, which belts out hymns during morning and evening services. The choir performs during school terms only, with varying service times. All are welcome to attend services and no tickets are required.

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