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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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 February 2006

Dublin Castle was one of the places I wanted to check out on my extended stay in Dublin. It is a very interesting place and has some pretty rooms and furnishings. The tour is really interesting and informative too...

8  Thank marymcq
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 April 2013

My husband and I planned a trip to Dublin in April and intended to visit the Castle. It was CLOSED until June 2013 whilst the EU presidency is there. Unfortunately, most of the official websites do not tell you this rather important fact. However, we...More

10  Thank happyrelaxeddudes
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit. The tour is a great way to learn some irish history. The gardens outside are beautiful too.

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

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, Ray! We're glad you enjoyed your guided tour.

Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Dublin Castle recently. We decided to pay for a properly guided tour, and we're glad we did. The tour was led by Richard, who was knowledgeable and friendly. He made sure that the whole party felt included. The tour was supposed to last...More

Thank JonathanRV
DublinCastle_OPW, Guid at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving us a review, we will pass on your compliments to Richard!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the guided tour and had a really good guide that took us through the castle. I think his name was Richard, good job!

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

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, we are delighted you enjoyed your guided tour and we will pass on your compliments to Richard!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compared to a lot of the other castles of Ireland this one is just okay. It's worth a peak inside but if you're going to visit this castle pay the few extra dollars for the guided tour. You get a lot better perspective of the...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely go for the guided tour! If you just see the castle grounds from the outside (free) you will miss the real thing. Outside it is only office buildings, no actual castle atmosphere because there is no park surrounding it and the only castle-like building...More

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

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

When we booked our tour (Kells, Trinity and Dublin Castle) we didn't realize we wouldn't be going inside the castle. I can't speak for the inside because it's been used as basically government offices forever and the outside is quirky, but the garden/helicopter pad is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, it is a splendid beautiful building and so important to Irish history. I was the the week of the Cenntenial week of the Easter Uprising , April 2016, and so many people reflecting on that time.

Thank 837hazelt
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative historically speaking .. We saw a lot of old world furniture and tapestry and learned a lot about the Irish government and the Queens visits

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

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience here!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue is a castle, a chapel, and government staterooms for entertaining. Excellent, informative tour. I was especially heartened by the positive stories relating to my Viking ancestors who travelled to and settled in Ireland. This is the place to visit if you want to...More

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

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your guided tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a stop if in downtown Dublin. felt more like a home/estate. there is only one small portion of the original castle still standing and it is currently undergoing renovations. the original building burned down many years ago

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ashleyt192
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.
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Expedition63140
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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.
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Response from lpinsc | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, 15-20 minutes is plenty of time in advance of your scheduled tour.
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