A Church of Ireland Cathedral originally a Benedictine Monastery built in 1183. Major restoration in the 1800s, still containing many of the original features. The magnificent stain glass windows, box pews and beautiful organ case enhances this interesting building.
The Cathedral is built on the Hill of Down, one of the holiest Christian sites in Ireland. Its graveyard contains the burial place of St Patrick.
A new Gift Shop has been opened in the Cathedral and is well worth a visit.
Guided Tours available by prior arrangement.
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 4.30pm, Sunday 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Admission: Donations for guided tours by prior arrangement
Directions: Continue to the top of Market Street, Downpatrick. Turn left at traffic lights. Turn left again at next set of traffic lights and continue to end of English Street. Down Cathedral is situated at end of street.