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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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Great to see the inside!

I liked that you can tour part of the castle and that you can actually see how it looked when people lived in it. Self-guided tour, so take your time. Really interesting to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent Tour of the Castle and history lesson of this important castle. We were pleasantly surprised by the antiques and paintings still hanging in this castle.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I liked that you can tour part of the castle and that you can actually see how it looked when people lived in it. Self-guided tour, so take your time. Really interesting to see how they fixed the castle and made it look original again.

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

great views of the castle ..i didnt have time to go inside and just walked round the park and memorial place. lots of benches around the park.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Compared to the other sites in Dublin, it is not worth paying 6 euros... A couple of the rooms are grand and the outside is impressive, but that is about it. Go to the Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity Library and the Book of Kells!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This castle is located next door to the Chester Beatty Library so you can easily do both in a few hours. It is interesting that there are som many different styles and eras of castles available to visit in Ireland And this was one of the grandest castles we saw while we were in Ireland.

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Hollis, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The castle exterior is not so beautiful but the tour was informative and we enjoyed seeing the interior of the castle. I would advise buying the OPW pass if you are planning to see many castles. Our passes cost 20 euros (for seniors) and we more than made up the cost.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Most toilets in Europe seem dodgy, but the bathrooms at Dublin Castle flush with vigour. Warm tap could be hotter but the hand dryer is very powerful! Exceeded expectations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

In this place you can find the origins of Dublin and its monarchical history. From medieval times only exists a tower that is located in a corner of the Castle, if you take the guide tour, you can access to underground of the building and the church that was used by the people that inhabited the Castle. Inside of the... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went here our first day in Dublin. We all enjoyed the tour and grounds and would recommend this tour to visitors. Well organized and the guides are friendly and knowledgeable. Great photo ops.

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were in Dublin twice last year and promised ourselves a visit to Dublin Castle.It certainly was worth the wait.The State Apartments are a highlight of the visit and have an amazing sense of history.They also provide a place to relax and take in the plush decor and paintings etc. If touring Dublin ,don't miss out on this excellent site.

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Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 645 8813
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre

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