Dublin Cathedral Hotels
Dublin City has two famous cathedrals, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral both located only a short walk from each other in 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 and in addition to its splendid interior there is also a Medieval Crypt to explore, with a number of unusual memorials including the “Cat & the Rat”, mummified on display. There is also the Treasury, a Cathedral Shop and a Cafe. For more information on visiting Christ Church Cathedral visit their website – www.christchurchdublin.ie. The Ashling Hotel is located just across the River Liffey from Christchurch Cathedral, but 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 famous well where St. Patrick baptised converts that visited Dublin. The church that stood on the site was given cathedral status in 1224 and to this day remains the largest cathedral in Ireland. Some famous people have been laid to rest in the cathedral, such as Jonathan Swift author of Gulliver’s Travels. The cathedral has a rich and varied history to tell and is open to visitors as well as still being a place or worship. For more information on St. Patrick’s Cathedral visit their website – www.stpatrickscathedral.ie