Dublin Cathedrals Hotels
Dublin City has two famously prominent cathedrals, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. These are within walking distance of one another in the centre of Dublin City.
Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral was founded around 1030 by Sitriuc Silkenbeard, a Norse King. It is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Dublin. Its splendid interior is populated by a Medieval Crypt with several unusual memorials on display, including the mummified “Cat & the Rat”. In addition, there is the Treasury, Cathedral Shop, and Café. For more information, click here to visit their website.
The Ashling Hotel is located just across the River Liffey from Christchurch Cathedral. A stroll across one of the many bridges will get you there in minutes.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is located beside the well where St. Patrick baptised converts that visited Dublin. The church that stood on the site was given cathedral status in 1224. To this day, it remains the largest cathedral in Ireland. Various important figures have been laid to rest in the cathedral grounds including Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver’s Travels. The cathedral has a rich and varied history and while still operating as a place of worship, is open to visitors. For more information on St. Patrick’s Cathedral, click here to visit their website.