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Dublin Castle

Dame St | Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 645 8813
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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 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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Dame St | Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour guide took time to explain each of the rooms and identify the paintings. The statue of justice mounted over the gate doesn't face out to the city as would be seen usually. It faces in to the courtyard. Years ago I was told...More

Thank TravelerJune2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are at the end of our 2 week vacation in Ireland. I thought "I've seen SO many castles...." but hubby said "let's go! Let's hear the story!" I'm hooked on stories so we went. I'm so SO glad we did!! Our tour guide Elenora...More

Thank Susan A
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Susan, Thanks so much for your review, we're delighted you decided to take the tour and enjoyed it, Dublin Castle is nothing like the other castles in Ireland! We will pass on your compliments to the guide, although we don't have anyone named Elenora,...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

I did not go inside the castle, but even the outside is worth a view. We went here on a tour and learned the history behind the castle, and what had happened in the courtyard. I would also make sure to catch a glimpse of...More

Thank Laura W
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Laura, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the grounds and learned some of the history of the site, we hope that you can come in some day for a tour of the interior!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped by here one slightly rainy afternoon and elected to pay a few extra Euros for a tour. That proved to be a wise move as you get too see several sights, including the old foundations and river entrance to the castle, that are...More

Thank Boh_1
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Boh_1, Thanks so much for visiting, we're so glad you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Dublin castle is beautiful and definitely a must see if you are visiting Dublin. It was fun to take the tour and learn the history of Dublin while touring the castle. The tours cost 8 euros and is definitely worth the extra money to...More

Thank Hannah J
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Hannah, Thanks for visiting, we're glad you enjoyed your tour! We always recommend taking the guided tour for anyone who has the time!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Dublin Castle burned to the ground in the 1600s and was replaced with a Georgian Manor House. The tour included the subterranean powder turret and the original wall that ran along the river as well as the state rooms in the Manor House. The state...More

Thank lsutherland99
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can do this tour in 1 hour. Very nice story boards explaining everything. Reasonable price. Not a big crowd.

Thank Bill F
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Bill, Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Quite a gem... so much to do around the castle too (Chester Beatty library as an example). Lovely gardens and on the hop-on hop-off stops so worth a visit.

Thank Jacky_Humphries
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jackie, Thanks for your review, we're so lucky in our location here, there is a lot to do before and after taking a tour! We're glad you enjoyed yourself and got the most out of your visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did the tour of Dublin Castle for a second time in 3 months. Well done to the guide. He told the story with a slightly different focus than my original trip. Was captivated both times. I learnt different things on both trips. Really interesting. My...More

Thank Ann_Doneg
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Ann, Thanks so much for visiting, we're delighted you made a return visit! All of our guides have different interests and we are always learning new things about the site, so you rarely get the same your twice! Maybe we'll see you for a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dublin castle spans centuries of history, from the Viking origins around the original "dubh Linn", through to the modern Irish Republic. The guided tour allows you into more of the castle than the self-guided tour, including the remains of the medieval castle, the chapel as...More

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

Hi SAINEXETER, Thanks so much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your guided tour!

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snowbird245
What time is the first guided tour on Sunday or Monday?
23 March 2017|
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Response from CastleDublin | Property representative |
The first guided tour this coming Sunday and Monday will be at 1030am.As we head into the Summer months it will be at 10am every day.
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MichelleMoore84
I am a little confused. I was told Dublin Castle was free entrance yet the website says €10 guided tour and €7 self guided? So which part is free?
20 February 2017|
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Response from Trisis | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the guided tour. It is well spent money.
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dranke
How long does a self guided tour of Dublin Castle take? Trying to plan our time in Dublin. Thank you.
9 January 2017|
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Response from beth26ann | Reviewed this property |
We toured the castle apartments and the chapel ourselves, and had a guided tour of the medieval undercroft (I highly recommend that, fascinating). I would say it took 2 1/2 hours at the most.
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