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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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The castle is well maintained and there is a entry fee and guided tours are also available. Historic stories / details are mentioned at the entrance, ticket counters, and inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The castle is well maintained and there is a entry fee and guided tours are also available. Historic stories / details are mentioned at the entrance, ticket counters, and inside the castle. Good place to learn about the history of Dublin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Went on last tour of the day (4 pm) which was a small group. Only way to see the underground original wall. Our guide Siobhan was entertaining and weaved the history of Ireland through the chapel and various staterooms including the throne room. Total tour was about an hour and 20 minutes.

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Mississauga, Canada
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It still feels like a castle with different parts within the keep being a goal, a church, and tower and other buildings. There is also a beautiful manicured expanse of lawn in the centre - a perfect place on a dry warm day to sit and relax in quiet surroundings and enjoy a pre-purchased sandwich and coffee/tea. Most of the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went there on the first Wednesday of last month and the entrance was free which was great! Really loved the underground tour, our guide was very funny and knowledgeable.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We normally avoid guided tours but if you are visiting Dublin Castle take the tour.Firstly the tour only costs 1 Euro more than going round independently and secondly you get to see parts of the castle the independent route doesn't take you. We really enjoyed seeing undercover. It enables you to really understand how the castle was built and what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Dublin Castle is more of a palace than a castle, in my opinion. It features many beautiful portraits, well-appointed rooms, and displays of crystal and china but isn't a 'must-see'. I'd recommend the self-guided tour if you're inclined to visit.

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michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There actually is hardly anything left of the castle. However there is often things going on in the castle square so check to see if something is going on to make the visit truly worth while.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The exterior of the castle is amazing. The entire space is quite large and a lot to walk through even on the outside. The outdoor area is a marvel in itself. We didn't look inside because of the admission fee.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We thought that Dublin Castle would be a nice cultural visit but it was not that worthwhile. The area that you can visit is quite small and however it's pretty, the information that you get is not really unique or new to other (city) castles I've visited. For the money you pay, it was a bit of a deception I... More 

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littlehampton west sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit, pay the little bit extra and go on the guided tour. Well worth it.We enjoyed hearing about the history and loved going in the chapel especially

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