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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

We had a stop on our walking tour at the Dublin Castle. The Castle itself was not all that outstanding for architectural fame, but the history and stories were intersting.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the castle. I recommend spending the extra €3 to get the guided tour as you can see other parts of the castle that are not available if you do do the self-guided tour. Our guide Richard was very friendly...More

Thank LouB1983
Reviewed 5 days ago

We only had an afternoon in Dublin but the rain made walking around a little uncomfortable, so we decided to take the guided tour of the castle. We really enjoyed it. The state rooms were decorated for Christmas and our group was fairly small, so...More

Thank LisboetaAbroad
Reviewed 6 days ago

To call this a castle would be a gross exaggeration. Knock Knock, Who's there? Castle. Castle who? This is not a castle. Okay.

Thank 35francescoo
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can spare half an hour here, as the place is listed as one of the city's main attractions, but it is not much of a castle. It's rather modern and institutional and as I already said, it will not take much time.

Thank Nelly P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle only has a small section of the original buildings remaining and is essentially state rooms these days. As the state rooms were closed on the day we visited ( for photo promotion) we decided not to take the tour as the story boards...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my friend went to Dublin Castle this morning as the first stop on our fun-filled day! We left the hotel and it was absolutely bucketing it down which wasn't ideal when the Dublin Castle tour is in three different buildings meaning we had...More

Thank Kizzie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's true, Dublin Castle, isn't much of a castle if you're comparing it to Windsor or the Tower or any other "traditional" European castles. That being said, don't miss out on Dublin Castle just because it doesn't look like an old midieval castle. There's lots...More

1  Thank Les M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't go into the Castle, but loved walking around the castle. We went into the Chester Beatty Library and loved the Dubhlinn Gardens. Felt that we could experience a lot of the Castle without having to pay entrance fees. Our free walking tour guide...More

Thank NextStopBlog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned so much from our tour guide at Dublin Castle. Definitely worth the trip and paying for the full tour.

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19 October 2018|
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Response from DublinCastle_OPW | Property representative |
It's no problem to show them on a phone! We just need the booking reference number. We have wifi here if you need access to your email.
6 October 2018|
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Response from DublinCastle_OPW | Property representative |
Dublin Castle has lockers for backpacks, but we cannot accommodate anything that will not fit - small cabin-sized suitcases are usuall okay.
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.