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Dublin Castle

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Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 645 8813
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Dublin Castle was for 700 years the seat of British power in Ireland...
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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A Castle That's Not a Castle!

Another must see on your trip to Dublin. They offer a self gudied tour and a guide given tour. Take the guide tour because you will get two extra places that you wont see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Another must see on your trip to Dublin. They offer a self gudied tour and a guide given tour. Take the guide tour because you will get two extra places that you wont see otherwise. You get to see the excavated footings of a medieval tower and the chapel (gorgeous stained glass and oak), both worth the extra €2 you... More 

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Glenbeigh, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Take the guided tour (only two euros more) as you can go places and see things not on the self guided one. The excavations are exciting and give a real sense of history. The buildings and Apartments are beautifully restored, with many original furnishings and carpets. Quite informative and amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I read most of the recent reviews about this castle and I agree with the majority of them, except I feel it was worth it to pay for the guided tour. That way you were informed about special places where special events occurred (such as when and where recent dignitaries visited.) Otherwise, I think it was a bit of a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

its a nice place for sure, but its not as rich and interesting as other castle you can visit in europe!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Couple if hours to spare and I learnt that it is free entry into here if you are an English Heritage member. I was booked on the 11:30 tour so I took myself to the tea rooms whilst I waited. Enjoyable latte and chocolate brownie at a very small cost. The tour itself was excellent - lasted about 1 hour... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Save your money and just walk around the gardens in the back. I'm not sure about the guided tour, but the self-guided tour was lacking in interest.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Dublin Castle is the most warm castle I have ever visited. Nice exposition, shows a piece of history.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A great little tour, so much information given, a very knowledgeable tour guide. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and answered ever question asked. Found the obsession with checking the wrist bands a little annoying tbh but other than that a great tour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit, big stately rooms, a lot of information placed around, not sure if definiteky worth the fee as doesn't take too long to walk around.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You must take the tour if you want to appreciate this gem! Our guide was not only well versed in her subject, but funny and able to answer all questions in great detail. Easily one of my favorite "tourist" experiences.

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