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Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 645 8813
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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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As a castle, this leaves a great deal to be desired. However. Our guide did a great job of explaining the history of the structure and its importance.

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Verdi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a castle, this leaves a great deal to be desired. However. Our guide did a great job of explaining the history of the structure and its importance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw the castle from the outside only but was definitely beautiful. Strolled through the garden. Remember something warm when travelling in the winter.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the self guided tour, which was fine, although does not include the medieval section of the castle. There is an app and walk thru guide available for phones, so bring your headset.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth paying extra for the guided tour. Getting to go underground and see the remains of the original castle was the best bit (only available on the guided tour). If you are a tourist who is not so familiar with Irish history it is good to hear from the guide as well. Nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If your walking back from the Guinness factory this is on your way. Easy access from street and nice stained glass windows on the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The castle itself is home to many grand rooms and artifacts/art etc. But the history of this building is what is relevant to Irish history as we know it. Home to the British Administration in Dublin, during the rebellion, the original moat surrounding the castle which is now slightly under ground and is accessed through a side door and down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great guided tour which happened to be available when we arrived. They seem to be about every hour and a half. There were quite a few people on the tour which lasts an hour. Our guide, Emma, was very knowledgeable and whisked us round the main sites giving a very interesting run- through of the history of the castle... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on our last day in Dublin and was a little disappointed to be honest. We paid 6.50 Euros each and got to see just one wing, which took no longer than an hour, if we wanted to see more we had to pay for guided tours which all adds up. I wouldn't recommend and wouldn't visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed walking around the grounds of the castle. We also took the tour of inside the castle which we found really interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a high school teacher in California I am always looking for sites that will not only increase my own understanding of history and culture, but spots that will help me convey these lessons to my students. The tour of Dublin Castle was one of the best in years.

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