Belfast Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of St. Anne, has stood for over 100 years as a place of Christian worship in the heart of Belfast.
The foundation stone of the Cathedral was laid in 1899 and the building itself, Romanesque in style, continued to grow over the years.
The Cathedral is home to the iconic Spire of Hope, intricate mosaics by the Martin sisters, elaborately carved stonework by sculptors Rosamond Praeger, Morris Harding and Esmond Burton, stunning stained glass windows and more! Come and discover the meaningful symbolism and stories that are written into the fabric of the building, and find a moment of reflection in the tranquil space of Belfast Cathedral.
Please visit belfastcathedral.org for further details.
Admission (includes visitors guide or audio guide, available in eight languages)
Fees are £2 for admission, £1 for a guide book and £5 for a guided or audio tour.
Guided tours take you on your own personal journey through Belfast's magnificent Cathedral. Find out how the Cathedral's story is intertwined with that of its home city, discover the rich historic artefacts and be introduced to the people who helped shape this sacred place.
Their audio-guides and visitor guidebooks are available in eight languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Mandarin).
Larger groups, including those who would like to book a tour led by our experienced volunteers, are asked to contact the Cathedral in advance of their visit. Please phone 028 9032 8332.
The Cathedral is open from 10.30am to 4.00pm with the last admission at 3.45pm.
Top Reasons To Visit
- Amazing architecture, visual art and historic building
- Visitors welcome to join cathedral services
- The new InSpire Kids Trail
- Visitor Guides and Audio Guides available in 8 languages
- Good to Go accredited, with cleaning and social distancing processes in place
Tues – Sat: 10am – 4pm
Sun: 11am Morning Service and 3.30pm Choral Evensong. All are welcome.
For service times visit belfastcathedral.org where you will find updates regarding time changes.
How to stay safe during your visit:
- The Cathedral has been awarded the ‘Good to Go’ Industry Standard Mark.
- Upon arrival you will be asked for your contact details to support Track and Trace measures. Your name, and number or email will be collected. Your information will be held in accordance to GDPR regulations and held for 21 days following your visit.
- During your visit, please adhere to social distancing, sanitise hands frequently at the sanitising stations and wear your mask (unless exempt).
- Please follow the one-way route, follow the floor markers and banners directing you around the Cathedral.
- Use of card or contactless payment methods is encouraged.
- Please do not visit if you or anyone in your household has; symptoms of Covid-19, a continuous cough, a high temperature, a loss of or change in your normal sense of smell or taste, if you have been asked to self-isolate.