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Dublin Castle

Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
01 645 8813
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Ranked #69 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Keizer, Oregon
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225 reviews 225 reviews
111 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Dublin Castle was founded in 1204 and has grown from its original size to spanning over 11 acres! There are museums, cafés, gardens, state apartments, government buildings, etc. There is also the Chapel Royal. There is a fee to visit the State Apartments and can only be done with a tour guide. I recommend as one of the many sights... More

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Alford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It took me ages to find, should have really read the city map :-) Tucked away in the heart of the city centre the place is full of history and nostalgia.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My fiancée proposed to me here on St. Patrick's Day (which is also my birthday), so I think Dublin Castle holds a special place in my heart. However, the grounds and buildings are quite beautiful, both during the day and at night, and the history (some of it dating back as far as the Normans in 12th century) is very... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped here almost as an afterthought towards the end of our stay in Dublin, and we're glad we did. It was a relatively quick self-guided tour, full of history and very informative. The church is small but impressive, with a beautiful set of organ pipes.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Small castle in the heart of town but well worth the visit, great for families and children and good walking distance from most area attractions.

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great tour by a well informed guide. Anticipated 1 hour but ended up spending 4 hours there! Worth the visit and guided tour.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I visited the castle with high expectations and felt let down. Firstly I costs quite a lot to enter and secondly there is very little to see inside. I would pass on this.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A very beautiful place with a lot of Irish history, you really don't want to miss the guided tour to check on the inside rooms, they're really great.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

As a native born Dubliner, the Castle has always been part of the background scenery. I have attended various functions in the castle from time to time but never regarded it as much more than a very pleasant venue. I recently called in as a solo tourist and was agreeably surprised by the experience. There has been a castle on... More

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Turin
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After the disappointment with the Book of Kells, a visit to the castle cheered us up. Ross, the guide, was efficient, knowledgeable and friendly and we really enjoyed learning more about Irish history. The tickets were good value at 6 euros, so really worth seeing. And the bonus is that as you come out of the castle, you have the... More

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