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Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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+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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nice 1 hour tour of Dublin Castle

I paid 10 euro to have a nice tour learning the history of Dublin and the "castle". you get to see the old city wall and moat, the chapel, and the newer castle that is basically a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a MUST-SEE place because it represents what Ireland stands for! Luckily, it was sunny after we arrived at the castle and then we walked around the castle and entered the holy gates) Word of caution: Be careful of pickpockets because I got picked and caught the thief.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not appeal to our family. It was more an art gallery, than castle. You might want to take the guided tour and maybe they can offer more verbally will make it more interesting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fan of castles have been to a fair few. Personally enjoy photogenic castles. Did somewhat struggle with this here it felt somewhat modern with only parts the traditional turreted castle look. The memorial gardens next door showed the castle it a nice light. Opted not to go inside so can't comment on the state apartments. It was a pleasant... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I paid 10 euro to have a nice tour learning the history of Dublin and the "castle". you get to see the old city wall and moat, the chapel, and the newer castle that is basically a palace with gorgeous rooms on display.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you first see the Dublin castle you think if it really is this what you were looking for o you just got lost, because from the original castle there is only one prison tower left, but this place has a lovely historical background and if you are lucky to join the walking tour your guide will tell you not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the tour that was informative and was worth the visit. Also enjoyed walking around the rooms in the castle and reading the information boards.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although the Staterooms of the Castle are cool spring for the guided tour. It is really cool to see the foundations of the castle, and the Church that aren't part of the self guided tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely tribute to the late Veronica Guerin is well maintained here and do come and take a visit to Ireland's well-loved Journalist. It holds a lot of conferences here so its a busy are. Lovely Building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice castle in the heart of Dublin. Easy to access and affordable. Lots of fun history and beauty in the castle. Not an all day affair, 1-2 hours is sufficient.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It happened to rain one of the days that we were in Dublin. Oh what a surprise! Lucky us there are a lot of activities one can do regardles of the rain and this was one of them. We took a guided tour and got some information about the history and the previous inhabitants. Interesting and a good way to... More 

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