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Dublin Castle was for 700 years the seat of British power in Ireland. Today you can still view the remains of the 13th century structure as part of the guided tour. The present Dublin Castle dates from the mid 1700's and today is used by the Irish...more
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Dame St | Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 645 8813
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Reviewed today

Our accomplished guide gave us an engaging account of the long history and seminal importance of the castle in Irish life. It was great to descend underground and see the first foundations and structures from many centuries ago. The Chapel Royal is gorgeous, both the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Dublin Castle is very beautiful. We took the guided tour and spent around an hour touring the grounds including the castle, the chapel and the ruins from the original castle. Our tour guide was great! We loved her overview of the history of the...More

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DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your guided tour!

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting from the history point of view. Good Exhibition when we visited. A “to do” when visiting Dublin for the first time. Given the space needs better signposts, it wasn’t just me going around trying to find things.

Thank Elena C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here with my brother and initially was not sure whether I would go in. Was glad I did as there was plenty to see. Including some rather impressive ceiling art (can't remember proper name) also had plent my of information to explain about the...More

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DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here as part of the Dublin pass, it was a lovely building to look around and with it not being too popular you can take your time, although it doesn't take that long to wander around.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Dublin Castle is a very nice castle in the heart of Dublin. It has very nice rooms that are decorated very well for the time period. If you would like a guided tour plan ahead. Otherwise the self guided tour is easy to do...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dublin Castle is, in reality, a palace. We opted for a self guided tour and wandered at leisure through the opulent rooms that are reminiscent of Versailles or St Petersburg’s Winter Palace. I struggled to reconcile this ornate grandeur with the devastating Irish famine on...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was raining and we were hoping to learn something about Irish history, so we decided to go to see the "castle". The guided tour costs €10 and you get access to the basement and the church (interesting part). The self-guided tour costs €7 and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came here and didn't realize you need to plan ahead for a guided tour. Since no guided tours were available for the next several hours we took the self guided tour instead. The exhibits were well labeled, and several rooms are...More

Thank justme2Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

For most of its recent history the Castle was the home of the Vice-Roys, until 192, and is now used for ceremonial occasions. Take the guided tour to see parts that are not opened to all visitors and the guide provides a lively his tory...More

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DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review! We are glad you enjoyed your guided tour, especially the chapel!

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Andrea H
10 August 2018|
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Response from lpinsc | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, 15-20 minutes is plenty of time in advance of your scheduled tour.
28 July 2018|
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Response from tommern | Reviewed this property |
Hi No problem, all of you go whenever you like and just show the ticket.
2 July 2018|
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Response from Kial L | Reviewed this property |
I just had the PDF tickets and had no problem.