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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 via mobile

Dublin Castle at the top of Dame Street. is a wonderful attraction and full of History. On a personal level .. I love this particular Venue . It's indoors . This is a very interesting attraction. There are some good Pubs and Cafes nearby ....More

Thank Seamus M
Reviewed yesterday

a nice area to go around.its more helpfull if you take a guided tour.pretty sure there are guided tours

Thank Viktoria T
Reviewed yesterday

history of ireland seen from the pivot of it's civilization. Thank's also to the precious guide with her graceful way of expolining things

Thank Fabio T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a very good guided tour of the castle and a lesson in Irish history as we went. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank BecsterA59
Reviewed 2 days ago

We only toured the State Apartments but it didn't feel like a museum which was great.It felt lived in which it is from time to time.

Thank uccharlie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quite a co-incidence to be visiting Dublin Castle with all its history, much to my shame I didn’t know, on the day EU/Ireland/DUP/UK managed to announce they would remain friends and move to stage 2 on BrExit. Having heard the historical significance of our relationships...More

Thank Graeme W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love getting guided tours and hearing the history. This was another great stop on our vacation. Lots of history and interesting information. Well worth the visit!

Thank LenoreL629
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the guided tours. Well worth doing but you need to book in advance to be sure of a place. It is mainly tourists who do the tour but would be of interest to Irish people too. The moat is very interesting (although if...More

Thank purpleiris26
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. We took the guided tour and I would recommend doing it this way as it is very interesting to hear all about the history if the castle and the present use. Also a guided tour us the only way you can...More

1  Thank Nicki F
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Nicki, thanks so much for visiting and leaving us a review, we're delighted you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A tour of Dublin Castle is well worth while. Not only to see the different rooms and decor of years past but also learn segments of history otherwise past over. The castle garden is also interesting.

Thank Ed50_13
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, we're delighted you enjoyed your tour and the gardens, too!

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snowbird245
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
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
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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