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Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Dublin Castle was for 700 years the seat of British power in Ireland. Today...

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 Governemnt for state events such as the inauguration of the Irish President and state banquets for visiting dignatories. Amongst the highlights are the Ladies Drawing Room, the Throne Room and St. Patricks Hall.

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Nice grounds

didn't do the tour as didn't have time but was allowed to walk around most of the ground outside and it was very nice. plenty of history labelled around the gardens. worth a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

didn't do the tour as didn't have time but was allowed to walk around most of the ground outside and it was very nice. plenty of history labelled around the gardens. worth a visit even if you only have half an hour to spare.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Having recently been to Edinburgh Castle we were keen to see Dublin Castle to see the stark contrast. Dublin Castle having experienced a number of fires is now more palatial than mediaeval. Firstly, we would definitely recommend taking a tour, we were on the 3pm tour with Elizabeth who was absolutely superb. Not only did we get to see the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a relatively small castle. It was used mainly by the British as their center of rule over Ireland. I didn't have the time nor feel the need to visit the inside. I instead went on a walking tour and it was one of the stops and the guide gave as a bit of its history.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I looked around the castle a bit before taking the guided tour and was not impressed. After taking the tour, I was enthralled. The tour guide was wonderful. She explained the long and rich history that the castle holds in Irish history. I felt I had a much better understanding of the British occupancy in Ireland. This was one of... More 

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another building connected to the uprising among other historic events. The rooms you will see are highly decorated and sumptious.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

With some time to kill we decided wed give this place a visit. Our tour guide was full of fascinating information about the castles history and wider Irish history in general. He gave us an insightful tour and gave us some really interesting information about every room and different parts of each room such as paintings and mirrors. The tour... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm really glad we had a look at the castle from the outside before going in. I've been to many castles all over Britain and have to say this was the smallest one I've seen. Really glad we didn't pay to go in and walk around can't imagine it was very exciting. But obviously can't say what the inside was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

most of what's left of the castle is underground. the tour starts with this and then you see the chapel, then onto the state rooms, where the irish presidents are sworn in. if you like stately homes then you'll like this

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was most surprised at the beautiful rooms and historic value of the castle. It is possible to pay a bit extra for a guided tour, there is also a qr code which i downloaded to my phone and enjoyed that commentary.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I paid €10 each for the guided tour and were not disappointed. We had a lovely tour guide called Laura who delivered the tour brilliantly with such enthusiasm and passion. The tour lasts for approximately 1hr 15 mins but we both found that the time flew by. Just to note, there are a few steps to walk... More 

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