Christ Church Cathedral Entrance Ticket & Self-Guided Tour


Explore the center of Christ Church Cathedral at your own pace and learn about one of Dublin’s most recognized landmarks. Find out more about Dublin’s oldest working building.

Step back almost a millennium when you step into Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Built around 1028, the sanctuary has a magnificent interior and the largest crypt in Ireland and is ideally located in the heart of the medieval quarter of the city.


  • Learn about the mystery of Christ Church Cathedral and the mystery of Magna Carta.
  • Marvel at the stunning central floor tiles.
  • Embark on a journey reminiscent of medieval pilgrims.



  • Entrance to Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
  • Self-guided tour of the nave and crypt
  • Audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian (subject to availability).
  • Guided tour
  • Belfry experience

Tour Plan

What to expect

The oldest building in use in Dublin today, this crypt dates back to the early 12th century and is home to several interesting monuments and wonders. Check out the mummified rat and cat in the vault. A legend around the cathedral says that a cat chased a mouse into the organ pipe and both became trapped. James Joyce mentions them in Finnegans Wake and they are referred to locally as "Tom and Jerry" with typical Dublin humour.

Embark on a journey reminiscent of medieval pilgrims who blazed their way to the cathedral. Learn more about the church's important collection of memorabilia. Admire the nave's antique floor tiles and beautiful stained glass windows.

Meeting point

Welcome Desk, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8.

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Additional Info

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • Keep in mind the last admission is 45 minutes before closing. The Cathedral's opening hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays work around service times
  • Please check their website for more information on this:
Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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