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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 yesterday via mobile

Myself and my partner went here before our booked Guinness tour to kill some time...... I’m so glad we did. Our tour was with Richard, he was informative, kept the group involved and was a laugh! We both learnt a lot and it was very...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not really what i was expecting of a castle, but a nice example if a stately home. Nicely laid out with exhibits in certain parts with others laid out as an example of how they are used!

Thank Gemmas1982
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour was a wealth of information and well worth the time. From the underground structure to the beautiful church and the rooms in the castle, we enjoyed all of it!

Thank Patty J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This should be on everybody's bucket list. This is a hidden gem. Make sure you find time to visit the Revenue Museum and the Beatty Library which are all on the same grounds

Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The guided tour is definitely worth it. You get to see the excavation of some of the original Norman castle and the chapel. The guide we had was enthusiastic and entertaining. We also found the tour very informative. It took just over an hour and...More

Thank refsug
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really beautiful castle!!! I was hoping to get to see more of the castle but we weren’t told til after we paid the Medieval and the chapel were not included in the tour unless you were with a guide. It was still very neat to...More

Thank ashleywhite0728
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A wonderful experience of architecture from medieval times to the modern day including highlights of all the main historical events in Irish history. The tour is highly recommended however there is a lot of information so be prepared to listen well. The chapel is truly...More

Thank Charlmaine V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had my doubts about visiting yet another castle that didn't even look very castle like, but we were so happy we did the tour and heard the fascinating history of Dublin Castle. A highlight was being able to go underneath the castle and see...More

Thank nightowl205
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the tour down to the old city underneath the castle. The history and beauty was exceptional. Tour guide was entertaining and added an extra aspect and information that you wouldn't have known otherwise. Well worth the cost.

Thank Alanna T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short walk from Temple Bar, Dublin Castle is very reasonably priced and well worth a visit. As well as the history, the furniture, paintings and art, it also has an important piece of history connected to the 1916 uprising. There is a display...More

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Ashley T
19 October 2018|
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Response from Deborah H | Reviewed this property |
Mobile phone are fine.
6 October 2018|
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Response from Anthony L | Reviewed this property |
There are lockers but they are only really designed for rucksack size bags.
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.