Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford

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  • If you have 10 mins in the Viking Triangle drop in, it's free (donations welcome). The stain glass is beautiful and worth a view, wonderful history within this historic building.  more »
  • Christ Church Cathedral, built in the 18th century in the Georgian Neoclassical-style has a simple elegance that I thought set it apart from virtually all the other churches we saw in Ireland. It is A...  more »
  • A beautiful church with pale yellow ornate ceiling. Their was no charge to view the church, and it is conveniently across from Waterford Crystal.  more »
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  • A fine Georgian Cathedral which is sited on a place of Christian worship for almost 1,000 years. Construction of this present building began in 1773 and completed by the same John Roberts who designed the Roman Catholic Cathedral in 1779. This gives Waterford the unique distinction of being the only city in Europe where the protestant and catholic cathedral’s were conceived by the same man. It is an active place of worship today and is a parish church.
  • Waterford has two Cathedrals and both were designed by John Roberts. The Georgians were ruthless in destroying older buildings to build their own style. They dropped bits of masonry from the roof to persuade the bishop to destroy the Gothic cathedral that once stood here. Whether this was a good swap or not is a matter of opinion so no 5 stars!
  • Same architect as the Cathedral in Barronstrand street. Beautiful inside.
  • Beautiful example of a Georgian church. Good interpretive display and a peaceful atmosphere.
  • It is one of the finest georgian buildings in the country. A fascinating and very interesting cathedral well worth a visit.

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Where to stay in Waterford

There aren't an overwhelming number of places to stay in the city center of Waterford, so consider looking into options in the surrounding neighborhoods. There are a few hotels, smaller lodgings, and a hostel in the heart of the city--the Norman quarter. However, as you venture outside the city center you'll find many traditional bed and breakfasts, cottage-style guesthouses, and family-owned accommodations. The city is easy to get around, so if you stay in a more commercial area, you will still be able to experience the magic of its medieval streets and fortifications.
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